Health Plans & Payor Services

Medicare Will Recalculate Quality Ratings of Medicare Advantage Plans

The federal government plans to redo this year’s quality ratings of private Medicare plans, a move that will deliver hundreds of millions in additional bonus payments to insurers next year. The decision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services was announced late Thursday, after The Wall Street Journal reported the agency’s plans. It comes

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What Happens When Your Insurer Is Also Your Doctor and Your Pharmacist

America’s health insurers don’t say this openly, but it isn’t a secret that many of them would like to be a little more like UnitedHealth Group. Just as Amazon is the e-commerce industry’s 800-pound gorilla, UnitedHealth has built a sprawling health services company that shows no sign of slowing down. With annual revenue of $372

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Lenox Advisors Acquires Martin/Wight & Company, LLC, Expanding Its Footprint to the Mid-Atlantic

Lenox Advisors, Inc., an affiliate of NFP, an Aon company, announced it has acquired Martin/Wight & Company, LLC (M&W). M&W is a Maryland-based, multi-discipline insurance and financial services firm that specializes in providing medical professionals with an array of financial solutions. Based in the Baltimore Maryland region, M&W primarily serves physicians, dentists, and medical centers.

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Why 2 New York Insurers Plan to Merge

A planned merger between Capital District Physicians Health Plan and The Lifetime Healthcare Co. will allow the insurers to beef up their scale and investments in technology, executives say. In May, the two upstate New York insurers announced plans to affiliate. If approved, the Lifetime Healthcare Cos., which owns Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield and

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