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November 27, 2017

Recent Stories

From Health Plan Week - A new clinical practice guideline’s lower threshold for hypertension boosts the prevalence of the common condition to include nearly half of adults in the U.S. But this doesn’t necessarily mean individuals below the old standard will need antihypertensive medications. Instead, the guideline focuses on alternative approaches for many at-risk individuals, thus opening the door to opportunities for health plans ranging from medication adherence incentives to lifestyle management and disease management programs, industry experts tell AIS Health. Read more

The early November deluge of individuals enrolling in Affordable Care Act (ACA)… Read more

Private insurers may find their value-based payment programs are attracting more attention… Read more

CMS’s decision to cancel two planned mandatory value-based programs and to scale… Read more

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September 28, 2017
Anthem Exits Maine Exchange Market

Anthem said it's existing Maine's exchange market for 2018, according to CNBC. Visit

August 18, 2017
Key Financial Indicators for Leading Health Plans - 2nd Quarter 2017

Your quarterly Key Financial Indicators for Leading Health Plans spreadsheet is now available. Click here to access the raw data file.

July 31, 2017
Whistleblower Suit Targets UnitedHealth

New whistleblower suit alleges UnitedHealth hid MA enrollment complaints and misconduct from CMS.

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