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Anthem ED policy draws lawsuit from docs

Anthem ED policy draws lawsuit from docs

The American College of Emergency Physicians and the Medical Association of Georgia sued Anthem's Georgia subsidiary in a bid to force the insurer to end its controversial emergency department policy.

Why for-profit insurers are scoping out Minnesota

Why for-profit insurers are scoping out Minnesota

To some, the influx of more for-profit plans in Minnesota adds welcome competition to an already competitive market. But others are wary and cautiously watching to see if the profit motive will endanger patients.

AHIP 2018 discussion dominated by social determinants of health

AHIP 2018 discussion dominated by social determinants of health

AHIP's focus on issues like food, housing and transportation—factors experts say have a profound impact on a patient's health—showed insurers are beginning to pay attention to what happens outside of the hospital, even if returns are still hard to measure.

Texas Blues insurer delays new ER payment policy

Texas Blues insurer delays new ER payment policy

The Richardson, Texas-based Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, a subsidiary of Health Care Service Corp., will hold off on implementing a new ER payment policy for 60 days at the request of Texas Insurance Commissioner Kent Sullivan.

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