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Articles by Dina Overland
The Massachusetts attorney general is urging America's Health Insurance Plans to educate insurers about complying with state laws about mental health coverage.
Cigna will offer plans to several metropolitan areas in Texas, Florida, Tennessee, Arizona and Colorado when the health insurance exchanges open for enrollment this October
Cigna Healthcare of Arizona, a subsidiary of national insurer Cigna providing Medicare Advantage plans, overbilled Medicare by about $28 million in 2007, according to a new report released last week from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General.
UnitedHealth is facing scores of complaints, including long backlogs for members to reach customer service and delays in providers obtaining referrals, since taking over a huge $20 billion contract to provide coverage to the western region of Tricare.
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield in New Jersey has established its own private online marketplace that will sell defined contribution health plans and operate alongside the federally-run online marketplace that will be available in the state this October.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island blocked a deal between Steward Health Care System and Landmark Medical Center by not negotiating reasonable payments, Steward alleged in a lawsuit against the insurer.
After being criticized that its new payment policy would push small, rural hospitals "into deep, deep red ink," Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota has postponed its implementation of the new reimbursement plan.
Both Cigna and Humana released their first-quarter earnings report last week, but the insurers told very different tales of financial performance.