The health insurance technology company has raised $15 million in a Series A funding round. It will use the funds to expand access to its supplemental health plan nationwide and engage in new partnerships.
U.S. Anesthesia Partners has filed lawsuits against UnitedHealthcare in Colorado and Texas, accusing the payer of forcing it out of network and intentionally interfering with its relationships with providers in those states. But, according to UnitedHealthcare, the lawsuits are an attempt to get the insurer… Read More »Lawsuit: Like a “boa constrictor,” UnitedHealthcare squeezed anesthesia group out of competition
The American Hospital Association is urging the Justice Department to thoroughly review UnitedHealth’s intended acquisition of Change Healthcare. The transaction would reduce competition in the health IT arena and result in higher prices and lower quality of care, the hospital group says.
The health system and payer are joining forces to offer Medicare Advantage patients access to Mercy’s telehealth center. They also plan to implement a value-based payment model, tying reimbursement for Mercy clinicians to care quality measures.
The insurer is buying the telehealth company for an undisclosed sum through its health services portfolio Evernorth. The acquisition will enable Evernorth to offer a 24/7 virtual care platform to health plans and employers, including non-Cigna members.
The payer-agnostic subsidiary, Partners in Primary Care, operates primary care centers for thousands of senior U.S. citizens. It has an aggressive growth strategy, with plans to open up to 20 new centers this year. The company is also on track to have 100 centers open… Read More »Humana’s primary care subsidiary to open 100 centers for seniors by 2023
The expanded partnership increases the number of Highmark health plan members eligible for enrollment in Lark Health’s AI-driven health coaching programs aimed at managing and preventing chronic diseases.
A new survey of U.S. physicians shows that they have differing views on how the payer market needs to evolve, but a vast majority agree that affordable insurance is necessary to provide access to high-quality care while reducing costs.
The final rule requires insurers to disclose information on prices for healthcare services and cost-sharing with patients. The government says it will help lower prices, but insurers aren’t so sure.
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… Read More »How Bind Benefits’ CEO will use $105M to upend the health insurance market