Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Aetna reports some disruptions from Change hack

    The Change Healthcare hack is disrupting some of Aetna's business operations, including possible disruptions in payments to providers. 
  2. BCBS Michigan sees narrow net gain amid 'massive' medical costs

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan reported a $3.2 billion increase in medical costs in 2023. 
  3. 10 providers seeking payer contracting talent

    Ten hospitals and health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.

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  1. What UnitedHealth Group's CEO has said about the UHC-Optum relationship

    The Justice Department reportedly has opened an antitrust investigation into UnitedHealth Group and in recent weeks has been interviewing healthcare industry representatives about issues including relationships between the company's UnitedHealthcare and Optum units. 
  2. Virginia awards Medicaid contracts; Molina loses out

    Virginia awarded Medicaid managed care contracts to five insurers. 
  3. Cigna, Trinity Health of New England strike new deal

    Cigna has reached a new multiyear agreement with Trinity Health of New England's Connecticut facilities, the Hartford Business Journal reported Feb. 29.
  4. Highmark launches diversified business segment

    Highmark Health launched Alloyed Works, a new segment for its diversified business and health services offerings. 

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  1. Medicare Advantage in the headlines: 10 recent updates

    Insurers are pushing back against CMS' proposed Medicare Advantage rates for 2025, and an Anthem Medicare Advantage contract is under fire from New Hampshire state officials. 
  2. 50 things to know about UnitedHealth Group

    UnitedHealth Group is the largest insurer in the United States by membership and the largest employer of physicians in the country. 
  3. 2 Medicaid work requirement updates

    The Mississippi House advanced Medicaid expansion legislation that includes work requirements, while South Dakota lawmakers are putting a ballot issue on work requirements before voters in November. 
  4. Humana's 5 highest-earning executives in 2023

    Humana President and CEO Bruce Broussard was paid $16.3 million in 2023, according to the company's annual proxy report published Feb. 22. 

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  1. 5 payers join White House food security initiative

    Several payers are making commitments to advance a White House initiative to end hunger and reduce diet-related disease by 2030. 
  2. South Dakota puts Medicaid work requirement question on ballot

    South Dakota voters will decide in the November election if the state can implement work requirements on its Medicaid expansion population, the Sioux Falls Argus Leader reported Feb. 27. 
  3. CareSource to pick up ACA co-op plan

    CareSource plans to affiliate with one of the last surviving ACA co-op plans. 
  4. UnitedHealth Group cybersecurity incident not expected to affect ratings: Fitch, Moody's

    UnitedHealth Group's Change Healthcare reported a cybersecurity incident Feb. 21 that disrupted connectivity and healthcare operations nationwide, but Fitch Ratings and Moody's are not expecting the event to affect UnitedHealth's ratings. 
  5. Justice Department begins antitrust investigation into UnitedHealth

    The Justice Department has begun an antitrust investigation into UnitedHealth Group, The Wall Street Journal reported Feb. 27.
  6. Walgreens to offer online shopping with Medicare Advantage benefits

    Walgreens will allow Medicare Advantage members to purchase products using supplemental benefits online. 
  7. 10 states that could see largest Medicare Advantage cuts in 2025

    Medicare Advantage beneficiaries in Nevada could see their supplemental benefits reduced or cost-sharing increase by over $90 each month in 2025, according to estimates from Berkeley Research Group. 
  8. Press Ganey chief medical officer joins BCBS Massachusetts board

    Thomas Lee, MD, Press Ganey's chief medical officer, has joined Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts' board of directors. 
  9. Elevance Health launches weight management program

    CarelonRx, Elevance Health's pharmaceutical benefits arm, will launch a digital weight management program. 

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