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  1. These 4 payers are among the companies hiring for the most remote positions

    CVS Health was one of the top companies searching for remote workers in 2022. 
  2. Humana expects to add 'at least' 625,000 Medicare Advantage enrollees in 2023

    Humana is projecting to add 125,000 more Medicare Advantage members in 2023 than it previously predicted. 
  3. Why North Carolina unanimously chose Aetna over BCBS

    Cost savings and more price transparency were cited as reasons why North Carolina ended a 40-year relationship with Blue Cross Blue Shield and chose Aetna to administer employee health benefits.

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  1. 7 recent payer partnerships

    Payers are adding new services for members and doubling down on value-based care. Here are seven new payer partnerships Becker's has reported since Nov. 15. 
  2. Friday Health Plans names former Bright Health vice president as CFO

    Friday Health Plans has named Rhonda Bagby as CFO. 
  3. Medica names first chief people officer

    Medica has named Missy Durant as its first chief people officer.
  4. BCBS Louisiana names VP of technical programs

    BCBS Louisiana has promoted Brian Badinger to vice president of technical programs, effective Jan. 1.

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  1. BCBS Michigan completes acquisition of commercial underwriting company AmeriTrust 

    BCBS Michigan subsidiary AF Group completed its purchase of Southfield, Mich.-based AmeriTrust Group for an undisclosed amount on Jan. 3.
  2. Data center used by UnitedHealth Group sold for $90M

    An Elk River, Minn., data center used by UnitedHealth Group has been sold to an affiliate of global investment management firm CloudHQ in a $90 million deal, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reported Jan. 5. 
  3. Aetna in the headlines: 8 recent updates

    Aetna has picked up valuable new contracts and saw some execs depart in recent weeks. Here are eight stories about the Hartford, Conn.-based payer Becker's has covered since Nov. 11. 
  4. BCBS Texas, Ascension Texas could split, affecting 66,000 patients

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas and Ascension hospitals in Texas are facing a looming Feb. 1 deadline to avoid a split that could impact 66,000 patients, the Austin-American Statesman reported Jan. 6. 

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  1. Centene in the headlines: 8 recent developments

    From shuffling its leadership team to winning California Medicaid contracts under a revised plan, here are eight stories about Centene that Becker's has covered since Dec. 5:
  2. Intermountain's SelectHealth expanding to Colorado as part of partnership with UCHealth

    SelectHealth will expand to Colorado in 2024, as part of a new partnership between Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare and Aurora, Colo.-based UCHealth. 
  3. Cities with the most concentrated Medicare inpatient markets

    In most regions in the U.S., Medicare dollars for inpatient services are concentrated among just a few hospital systems, an analysis from the Commonwealth Foundation found. 
  4. Cigna, Mercy Health reach agreement in dispute affecting 12,000 patients

    Cigna of Ohio and Cincinnati-based Mercy Health reached an agreement to keep over 12,000 patients in-network, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported Jan. 5. 
  5. Highmark names Tom Doran health plan president

    Highmark Health Plan has named a new president, promoting COO Tom Doran to the top role. 
  6. Still '2 steps ahead': 5 reactions to California's Medi-Cal contract shuffle

    More payers won coveted Medicaid managed contracts when California reversed course on its August decision to award just three payers contracts to run its Medicaid program. The state announced a revised decision Dec. 30, granting more payers contracts. 
  7. New Jersey extends controversial state employee benefits contract with Horizon BCBS

    New Jersey has extended its employee benefits contract with Horizon BCBS despite state officials and media reports alleging that previous contract terms have not been upheld by the payer, Bloomberg reported Jan. 4.
  8. Where No Surprises Act disputes are happening the most

    Five states represent the majority of where No Surprises Act disputes occurred between April 15 and Sept. 30, according to CMS' initial report on the independent dispute resolution process. 
  9. UPMC Health Plan reducing ACA pharmacy network by 60%

    UPMC Health Plan is adding a preferred pharmacy network to its ACA plans, reducing the number of pharmacies available to members by 60 percent, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Jan. 5. 

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