While clinical settings struggle and shortages raise expenses, how can payers hope to effectively handle the expected flood of behavioral health claims?
Admin inefficiencies keep payers & providers from growing stronger relationships. Provider strategies can lead the way for shaving percentage points off....
UnitedHealthcare announced it will be partnering with DeKalb Physician Hospital Organization in Georgia, to launch an accountable care program. The program hopes to improve both patient care and satisfaction through better coordinated care and shared risk.
Aetna is setting a new standard for healthcare partnerships as it joins forces with a north Texas health system in hopes of focusing on improving quality care, affordability and overall patient care. Partnerships are no stranger in the healthcare world, but insurers and providers partnering up to provide better care and better coordinate care, is a trend we expect to see grow in 2016.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, an estimated $25 billion of U.S. healthcare costs was attributed to the abuse of painkillers—otherwise known as opioids. Up to 36 million people worldwide struggle with opioid addiction. CNN recently revealed that health Insurance companies alone lose a total of $72.5 billion annually due to of opioid addiction. Cigna is the most recent health insurance company to join the fight. By using patient data they are hoping to target overprescribing of prescription painkillers. Monitoring patient data and prescription history Cigna flags high-risk customers and notifies doctors about the patient’s history of opioid use or their high-risk behavior which puts the patient at risk for new prescriptions.