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State of Connecticut’s New ‘Episodes-of-Care Health Plan’ Could Be Key to Scaling Value-Based Care

By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Signify Health (NYSE: SGFY) has called their approach “Value-Based Care 2.0” and, today, they’ve received an important designation from CMS that could set an exciting precedent for scaling up episodes-of-care, value-based models for the under 65 commercial health insurance market. The plan to receive this important approval as an Advanced …

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Israeli-founded telehealth company aims to provide antidote to unaffordability of US healthcare

A new telehealth company, called Antidote, is taking aim at rising healthcare costs in the U.S. by providing an alternative inspired by the healthcare system in Israel. For a monthly membership fee, Antidote users gain unlimited virtual visits and zero copays on most medications.

Blue Health Intelligence, AnalyticsIQ to help fight health inequity by enhancing payer data

Together, the companies will add race, ethnicity and language information as well as social determinants of health factors to a database of millions of Blues plan members. The insights gleaned will be used to design interventions and develop community partnerships to reduce disparities in care.

How Bind Benefits’ CEO will use $105M to upend the health insurance market

Insurance startup Bind Benefits just raised $105 million in a Series B funding round to further expand into the fully insured market. CEO Tony Miller sees the company’s health plan product as a way for employers to stay agile while offering insurance in a rapidly changing world.