Integrated delivery networks mature as market forces drive innovation and competition - 2016 Targeted Insights
2016 will bring an acceleration of alliances, acquisitions, and targeted construction as integrated delivery networks position themselves to be... In Market Access/ February, 2016 Analyst Q&A: Blue plans could take different paths toward consolidation
How aggressive is Highmark going to be with M&A of other Blue plans, specifically plans in Florida and Minnesota? Will government regulators be... In Market Access/ November, 2014 Florida Blue has one last chance to spike premiums, and does so
Opponents of Obamacare were delivered fresh fodder when Florida Blue announced plans to raise 2015 exchange premiums by 17.6 percent. But instead... In Market Access/ August, 2014 Choices by runner-up health systems could alter healthcare on a national scale
For health systems that enjoy a dominant market share within their region and have a clinically integrated physician organization, the choice going... In Market Access/ March, 2014 After new merger deal, Is Pennsylvania destined to be a one-blues-plan state?
With this week's announcement of the pending merger between Highmark and Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania, the next question may be whether... In Market Access/ February, 2014 Cost and quality (not just Obamacare) encourage narrow networks
UnitedHealthcare has been in the habit of making Medicare open enrollment interesting in Tampa Bay. In an effort to make its sprawling Medicare... In Market Access/ December, 2013 In the media frenzy of Obamacare failures, even mini-meds treated with nostalgia
When President Obama first started using the line about "if you like your insurance plan, you can keep it," he may not have anticipated how many... In Market Access/ October, 2013 Beans, Aisle 9; Insurance, Aisle 10
If you are still having trouble getting into the online health insurance marketplace, or your governor has essentially outlawed healthcare... In Market Access/ October, 2013 If your Fantasy Football team is already in last place, try Fantasy Health System
Like in Fantasy Football, Fantasy Health System is about matchups. But instead of racking up passing yards against a weak secondary, or sacks... In Market Access/ September, 2013 As Medicaid expansion falls apart in some states, so does employer mandate in ACA
While the eventual effect of the employer mandate on the uninsured rate may turn out to be underwhelming, the provision's near-term political... In Market Access/ July, 2013 In Florida, insurance expansion may be choice between cat food and steak
While Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Senate have put forward Medicaid expansion plans that attempt to cover 1 million uninsured residents through... In Market Access/ April, 2013 In Florida, Medicaid expansion story is far from over
With the rejection of Gov. Rick Scott's Medicaid expansion by both chambers of the Florida Legislature, the measure has hit a stumbling block but... In Market Access/ March, 2013 Looking under the hood on Florida's Medicaid decision: Will the car get out of the garage?
The decision last week by a Florida House panel to reject Medicaid eligibility expansion is basically a win/win, for the politicians involved at... In Market Access/ March, 2013