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August 2014

Recent Stories of Interest

From The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans - Over the first three years of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield’s patient-centered medical home program, participants have managed not only to decrease overall medical care spending trends but also to improve care among members who see participating PCMH physicians, the insurer says. And these results have occurred at the same time the plan is paying increasing levels of reimbursement to participating primary care providers (PCPs). CareFirst serves 3.4 million members in Maryland, northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. Read more

Along with dominating the government-run public health insurance exchanges, a majority of… Read more

A lawsuit over whether health insurance carriers’ provider networks were adequate has… Read more

Beginning July 1, commercial health insurance products sold by Cambia Health Solutions,… Read more

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July 21, 2014
Fla. Blues Considers '15 Rate Hike

Fla. Blues considers 2015 rate hike. http://tinyurl.com/oublkn9

July 17, 2014
Are Fla. Insurers Hiding Exchange Rate Hikes?

Are Fla. Insurers hiding exchange rate hikes? http://tinyurl.com/qeu6kwa

July 7, 2014
Anthem Wis. Subject of Enforcement Action Related to Exchange Products

Anthem Wisconsin is subject of enforcement action related to exchange products. http://tinyurl.com/o6o6vmy

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