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  1. The CEO of Alliance of Community Health Plans' opinion on 'Care Anywhere' and value-based care

    Ceci Connolly is the president and chief executive officer at Washington, D.C-based Alliance of Community Health Plans. 
  2. Study finds which states use the most low-value care

    Alabama, Hawaii, Florida, New York and New Jersey are the states with the highest incidences of low-value care, a new study published in Health Affairs found. 
  3. 51% of businesses struggle to afford insurance for their employees: survey

    Many owners of small and midsize businesses say they are struggling with the cost of healthcare premiums for their employees, a new survey found. 

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  1. 2 million Californians may need to switch insurance after Medi-Cal shakeup

    Millions of Medi-Cal recipients may have to switch health insurers, and doctors, after the state awarded Molina a swath of Medicaid contracts in some of its largest counties, according to a Kaiser Health News report published by the Los Angeles Times Sept. 25. 
  2. Payers need to cut medical, administrative costs, McKinsey says

    To survive the rapid increase in healthcare costs, payers need to focus on slimming down medical and administrative costs, a new analysis from McKinsey & Co. says. 
  3. Thousands of independent pharmacies to be dropped from Tricare network

    Nearly 15,000 independent and community pharmacies will be dropped from Tricare's network next month, reported Sept. 23. 
  4. AmeriHealth Caritas taps executive vice president

    AmeriHealth Caritas has selected David Finkel as executive vice president of specialty products and services and strategic business operations.

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  1. Nebraska picks 3 for Medicaid contracts

    The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has selected three health plans to administer its Medicaid managed care program.
  2. Delaware First Health names CEO

    Centene subsidiary Delaware First Health has selected Bill Wilson to serve as plan president and CEO.
  3. CMO and EVP of Banner|Aetna is focused on creating a culture of curiosity; see how he's promoting open-mindedness

    Robert Groves, MD, is the executive vice president and chief medical officer of Phoenix-based Banner|Aetna. 
  4. AMA, AHA, state medical groups challenge feds — again — over surprise-billing rule

    The Texas Medical Association, UT Health Tyler Regional Hospital and a physician filed a lawsuit Sept. 22 in federal court that once again challenges the arbitration process established under the No Surprises Act.

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  1. 8 recent payer partnerships

    From UnitedHealthcare expanding its partnership with Peloton to new payer-provider health plans, these are eight payer partnerships reported by Becker's since Sept. 8:
  2. 7 payer health equity updates

    Insurers are partnering with organizations to better care for underserved populations, and taking steps to address health inequities. Here are seven health equity updates Becker's has reported on in September.
  3. Texas judge's decision means 'near-certain' end of preventive care requirements: Viewpoint

    Higher courts are likely to strike down, at least in part, the ACA's provisions requiring preventive care coverage, healthcare attorneys say. 
  4. 8 recent payer mental health moves

    Health insurers are adding new mental health services and finding ways to improve member mental health. Here are eight mental healthcare-related updates Becker's has reported since Sept. 8.
  5. CMO of Atrio Health Plans shares his unique ways of acquiring a resilient workforce

    Darren Wethers, MD, is the chief medical officer of Salem, Ore.-based ATRIO Health Plans. 
  6. Looking ahead, an exec at Optum Care shares the top two patient priorities for the company

    Ken Cohen, MD, FACP, is the executive director of translational research at Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Optum Care. 
  7. CEO of Banner|Aetna has 'incredible success' for new Type 2 diabetes treatment

    Tom Grote is the chief executive officer at Phoenix-based Banner|Aetna. 
  8. Smartest action Dr. Seun Ross has done? Develop a strategy that impacts the 8.1 million lives the Independence Blue Cross covers

    Seun Ross, PhD, RN, is the executive director of health equity of Philadelphia-based Independence Blue Cross. 
  9. How new Biden administration policies may reduce the cost of cancer care: 3 things to know

     The Biden administration said in a Sept. 23 press release three of its legislative wins will reduce costs for cancer patients. Here's what to know about how new laws affect the cost of cancer treatment. 

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