From Inside Health Insurance Exchanges - While health insurers have been criticized for their use of narrow provider networks, the strategy is popular with people who buy coverage through public insurance exchanges, particularly younger participants, according to the results of a survey published Aug. 3 by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions. Read more
From AIS's Value-Based Care News - Aetna Inc.’s latest value-based care arrangement is an oncology medical home with the University of Chicago Medicine that started July 1. As the insurer continues its transition from a fee-for-service approach, the groups hope to impact increasing health care costs, inefficient care and redundant services. The model will automatically be in effect for Aetna members treated at UChicago Medicine, with an initial focus on three cancers: breast, lung and colon. Read more
From AIS's Value-Based Care News - With massive consolidation on the horizon for large health insurers (see story, p. 1), both provider groups and payers are anticipating an even stronger push toward value-based payments in commercial contracts. Read more
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