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  1. How Humana is embracing hybrid work styles

    Humana is developing new workplace models to support a more hybrid workforce, ArchDaily reported June 23.
  2. DocGo expands mobile health services to L.A. Care

    DocGo is working with L.A. Care Health Plan to bring its mobile health services to Medicare and Medicaid members in Los Angeles.
  3. 4 recent payer-provider contract terminations

    Providers ranging from large health systems to independent practices have recently gone out of network with major payers:

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  1. 10 states where residents spend the highest proportion of salaries on health insurance

    NiceRx collected health insurance data from ValuePenguin and compared it to the annual personal income in each state to determine which states' residents spend the largest proportion of their salaries on health insurance costs.
  2. Time running short for Anthem deal, MaineHealth CEO says

    Time is running out for MaineHealth's flagship hospital and Anthem to reach a deal, the health system's CEO, Andy Mueller, MD, said in a June 24 opinion piece on centralmaine.com. 
  3. Premiums will 'skyrocket' if marketplace subsidies expire, HHS says

    HHS said premiums will skyrocket if Congress does not extend the subsidies for federal and state marketplace insurance plans included with federal coronavirus relief that are set to expire at the end of the year. 
  4. Former chief product exec at OptumInsight lands at Signify Health

    Signify Health has named Paymon Farazi chief product officer. 

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  1. Colorado receives federal green light to launch state-sponsored health plan

    HHS has approved Colorado's plan to launch a state-sponsored health plan on the ACA marketplace that payers will be required to sell at a lower cost.
  2. 8 payer execs leaving for health startups

    From Centene to several BCBS companies, payers across the country have recently lost top executive talent to startup companies:
  3. Walmart expands doula coverage to 3 more states

    Walmart is expanding access to doula services for employees on a company medical plan in Louisiana, Indiana and Illinois.
  4. Oregon payers not following reproductive health coverage law, audit finds

    An audit has found that payers operating in Oregon are not following a state law that requires coverage of reproductive health services, according to the Oregon Capital Chronicle.

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  1. How 2 payers reach their non-English-speaking members

    Here are some of the ways Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Florida Blue get information to their non-English-speaking members:
  2. Priority Health names 2 vice presidents of government markets

    Priority Health has appointed Kyla King as vice president of individual markets and Scott Norman as vice president for Medicare. 
  3. 'Father of the HMO,' Dr. Paul Ellwood Jr., dies

    The man referred to as the father of the HMO, Paul Ellwood Jr., MD, has died at 95, the New York Times reported June 22. 
  4. 10 recent legal actions involving payers

    Here are 10 recent legal actions involving payers:
  5. CMS to cover COVID-19 vaccinations for children 5 and younger

    CMS said June 22 it will pay for COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged six months to five years who are covered under Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program without cost-sharing. 
  6. California revokes payer's Medicare license

    California state officials ordered Golden State Medicare Health Plan to break all existing contracts with clients by June 1, with Medicare coverage ending August 1, according to the San Luis Obispo Tribune.
  7. 'Time is of the essence' to extend ACA subsidies, CMS administrator says

    CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure said "time is of the essence" for Congress to extend ACA subsidies, MarketWatch reported June 22.
  8. Mayo, UnitedHealthcare ink contract for Medicare Advantage members

    Beginning Jan. 1, UnitedHealthcare's Medicare Advantage members will be in network at Mayo Clinic facilities in the Midwest under a new contract agreement between the two organizations, the Star Tribune reported June 23.
  9. California Medicaid is going value-based. Meet the woman leading the charge in Orange County

    It's been just under a month since Kelly Bruno-Nelson was named executive director of Medi-Cal and CalAIM at CalOptima, a public health insurance agency in Orange County, Calif. that serves low-income children, adults, seniors and people with disabilities. 

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