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  1. GuideWell's PopHealthCare names chief administrative officer

    GuideWell subsidiary PopHealthCare has named Nick Snoply as chief administrative officer.
  2. How Louisiana plans to spend $196M during Medicaid redeterminations

    Louisiana is planning to spend $195.8 million as it redetermines Medicaid eligibility for the roughly 2 million residents receiving benefits from the program, according to the Louisiana Illuminator. 
  3. Centene's 5 highest-earning executives

    Centene CEO Sarah London was paid $13.2 million in total compensation in 2022, according to regulatory filings published March 24. 

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  1. Elevance Health divests life and disability benefits business

    The Standard will acquire Elevance Health's disability, accidental death and dismemberment, absence management and paid family leave businesses. 
  2. BCBS New Mexico taps former state Medicaid director for VP role

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico has named Nancy Smith-Leslie its new vice president of Medicaid.
  3. 'We're not deaf to the complaints': Big payers moving to cut prior authorization requirements

    UnitedHealthcare, Aetna and Cigna are moving to trim their prior authorization programs, which providers have criticized as burdensome, The Wall Street Journal reported March 29. 
  4. BCBS Association's recommendations for data collection: 4 things to know

    Clear data collection standards will help advance health equity, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association says. 

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  1. Centene names chief people officer

    Centene has named Tanya McNally as senior vice president and chief people officer. 
  2. Cigna in the headlines: 7 recent updates

    The recently-rebranded Cigna Group is adding executives and new partnerships. 
  3. Blue Cross of Idaho names three regional directors

    Blue Cross of Idaho has named three regional site directors: Paul Amador in Coeur d'Alene, Camile Barigar in Twin Falls and Amy Taylor in Idaho Falls, according to a March 7 news release.
  4. Bright Health seeks reverse stock split in effort to retain stock exchange listing

    Bright Health Group is asking shareholders to OK a reverse stock split as it tries to remain in compliance with stock exchange listing standards, the Star Tribune reported March 28. 

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  1. BCBS Tennessee names SVP of provider network management

    BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has named Marc Barclay as senior vice president of provider network management after being named to the position on an interim basis last fall.  
  2. UnitedHealthcare, CaroMont Health reach new contract

    UnitedHealthcare and Gastonia, N.C.-based CaroMont Health have reached an agreement on a new contract, avoiding a split that was set to take effect April 1, ABC affiliate WSOC reported March 21. 
  3. Texas places Friday Health in liquidation

    Texas regulators have placed Friday Health Plans into liquidation and ordered the company to end all business in the state.
  4. Medical group seeks to halt new UnitedHealthcare prior authorization requirements

    The American Gastroenterological Association is asking its members to contact UnitedHealthcare to stop new prior authorization requirements from going into effect. 
  5. California fines Health Net for $1.2M in improperly paid claims

    California's Department of Managed Health Care has fined Centene's Health Net $225,000 for failure to accurately pay $1.2 million in claims to providers. 
  6. Former Aetna CEO to lead Oscar Health

    Oscar Health has named former Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini as the company's next chief executive. 
  7. North Carolina governor signs Medicaid expansion into law

    North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed a Medicaid expansion bill into law, which is expected to provide coverage to more than 600,000 state residents, according to a March 27 news release from his office. 
  8. Where opportunity exists to improve behavioral health on college campuses, per UnitedHealthcare

    College students are reporting behavioral and mental health concerns at higher rates, but there's a disconnect between their experience and how parents often perceive the severity of the issue, according to a new report from UnitedHealthcare.
  9. Cigna, Aledade partner on value-based primary care for seniors

    Cigna and Aledade are partnering on value-based primary care for seniors.

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