4 updates on payer-provider relations

Here are four recent articles posted by Becker's Hospital Review that concern payer-provider relationships:

1. Group Health Cooperative partners with Fort HealthCare
Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin, a health plan with more than 79,000 members, partnered with Fort HealthCare in Fort Atkinson, Wis.

2. Anthem to buy one of nation's biggest behavioral health providers
Anthem entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the nation's largest independently held behavioral health organization, Beacon Health Options, the companies said June 6.

3. Northeast Georgia Health System warns 40,000 patients about possible Anthem breakup    
Gainesville-based Northeast Georgia Health System notified 40,000 patients that negotiations with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield have stalled and their coverage could be disrupted if a new agreement is not reached.

4. Q&A: Allina Health | Aetna CEO on the joint venture's first year            
First announced in 2017, the joint-venture health plan between Allina Health in Minneapolis and Aetna hit a milestone in its first quarter of operations: more than 12,000 enrollees.

More articles on payers:
Anthem to cover some WellStar services, state order says
Q&A: Allina Health | Aetna CEO on the joint venture's first year
UPMC backpedals on controversial prepayment policy

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