These 6 startups will compete in a pitch contest hosted by LifeBridge, CareFirst
Six digital health startups have been selected to compete for up to $50,000 in a Shark Tank-style pitch contest hosted by LifeBridge Health and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. The four-hospital health care system and the state's largest health insurer are looking to fund young, digital-oriented firm working on technologies to address challenges facing the health care industry. Six finalists have been selected to compete for a chance win a minimum of $20,000 in new fundi ng, and an up to $50,000 grand… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

These 6 startups will compete in a pitch contest hosted by LifeBridge, CareFirst
Six digital health startups have been selected to compete for up to $50,000 in a Shark Tank-style pitch contest hosted by LifeBridge Health and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. The four-hospital health care system and the state's largest health insurer are looking to fund young, digital-oriented firms working on technologies to address challenges facing the health care industry. Six finalists have been selected to compete for a chance win a minimum of $20,000 in new fund ing, and an up to $50,000… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Senator Gillibrand wants insurance to pay for fertility treatments
U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand on Wednesday proposed requiring insurance companies to cover expensive fertility treatments, part of a "Family Bill of Rights" that would also help with adoption and medical care. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Two dozen states, municipalities, sue over Trump’s ‘conscience’ rule
The lawsuits challenge policy that protects health-care providers and insurers who deny services if they have religious or moral objections to them. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

Premera's philanthropic efforts now focus on homelessness
The insurer recognizes untreated conditions influence housing. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Tony Lystra Source Type: news

Premera's philanthropic efforts now focus on homelessness
The insurer recognizes untreated conditions influence housing. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tony Lystra Source Type: news

Accredo parent to launch digital health formulary
Express Scripts recently said it has built a first-of-its-kind database designed to help health insurers cut through the clutter to determine which digital health innovations are safe and effective for their members. In producing the new digital formulary, the St. Louis-based prescription benefit management firm created a list of technology and software-enabled applications and devices approved for patients. It worked with pharmacists, physicians, and industry experts to vet new products to include… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

Obamacare Market Grows Stronger Despite Trump ’s Legal Assault
Health insurers say they are expanding Obamacare coverage options to new markets next year thanks to an improving financial performance. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

Obamacare Regains Strength Despite Trump ’s Legal Assault
Health insurers are expanding Obamacare to new markets thanks to an improving financial performance. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

Private Insurers Pay 241 Percent of What Medicare Would Pay
RAND researchers recommend private insurers move toward fixed - price arrangements (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
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Private Insurers Pay 241 Percent of What Medicare Would Pay
FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 -- Prices paid to hospitals for privately insured patients in 2017 averaged 241 percent of what Medicare would have paid, with wide variation in prices among states, according to a report published by the RAND... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Oregon insurers report strong first-quarter results
Oregon health insurers enjoyed a much more profitable first quarter this year than last, thanks to the suspension of an Affordable Care Act fee. Six of the seven insurers in the commercial market made a profit in their underwriting business — the income from policies, excluding investments. Four that were profitable in the first quarter had lost money a year earlier, when they booked the Health Insurance Provider fee, according to statem ents filed with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. There… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Express Scripts service to provide clarity to increasingly crowded health tech market
Express Scripts on Thursday said it has built a first-of-its-kind database designed to help health insurers cut through the clutter to determine which digital health innovations are safe and effective for their members. In producing the new digital formulary, the St. Louis-based prescription benefit management firm created a list of technology and software-enabled applications and devices approved for patients. It worked with pharmacists, physicians and industry experts to vet new products to include… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

The Future of Health Care: Embracing value-based health care
Employers and health insurers are moving quickly away from fee-for-service health care benefits plans and toward value-based network delivery to employees and their families, driven by timely data, cost efficiencies, wellness incentives and better-coordinated care. But don’t expect an overnight cultural transformation among employees, according to Jim Patton, area vice president of the Mid-Atlantic region for Arthur Gallagher and Co. Patton was the keynote speaker at the Future of Health Care… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Daniel Bates Source Type: news

Going it alone: Independent urgent care center is thriving in Horsham
When Dr. Erik Soiferman decided to open an urgent care center several years ago, the market for such facilities was still evolving. The region’s largest health insurer, Independence Blue Cross, started including urgent care centers in its provider networks in late 2012 — which set off a rapid proliferation of center openings. In those early days, ownership in urgent care centers was fragmented, with doctors owning some, e ntrepreneurs owning others, a few health systems testing the concept and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Blue KC invests in health network startup's $42M round
A Phoenix-based health network startup just raised a $42 million Series C round, and one of the investors is Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. Nine other Blue Cross plans also invested in the round, which was led by by customer-owned health insurer HCSC Ventures, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Health Care Service Corp. Founded in 2015, Solera Health created an integrated network benefit that connects patients, payers and physicians throug hout the U.S. with community wellness organizations… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Leslie Collins Source Type: news

Judge rips insurance company for 'immoral, barbaric' cancer denials
A federal judge blasted UnitedHealthcare last month for its "immoral and barbaric" denials of treatment for cancer patients. He made the comments in recusing himself from hearing a class-action lawsuit because of his own cancer battle -- and in so doing thrust himself into a heated debate in the oncology world. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Dialysis provider charges private insurers four times more than Medicare
Private insurers paid four times more to cover patients for dialysis treatment than government insurance programs. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Time to speed up health insurance?
Health insurance companies have struggled to keep pace with global digitisation, but if they are to compete with an advancing battalion of disruptors, they need to mobilise coherent digital strategies now – and take the lead in building a new digital ecosystem. (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Oregon health insurers seek an average 3.3% rate increase for 2020
Moda would like to decrease premiums in the individual market, while the six other carriers are seeking rate hikes. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 14, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Oregon health insurers seek an average 3.3% rate increase for 2020
Moda would like to decrease premiums in the individual market, while the six other carriers are seeking rate hikes. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Opioid Crisis, Insurance Delaying Care, Issue Debates Top Texas Physicians ’ Conference
Physicians representing all regions of Texas will convene to learn how better to solve the opioid crisis, how to use technology to improve patient care, and consider proposed policy about: insurance company practices that delay patient care; preventing harm from food allergies; doctors ’ potential role in stopping human trafficking; physicians distributing medicines (and whether pharmacists should be able to alter doctors’ prescriptions); whether to tax feminine hygiene products; and even electric scooter safety. All of these highlight TexMed 2019, the Texas Medical Association ’s (TMA’s) ...
Source: TMA News Room - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health plans seeing better outcomes for customer satisfaction
Customer satisfaction among commercial health plan members has improved nationwide, but health insurers are still facing challenges when it comes to delivering on the financial and personal health expectations of their members.   That’s according to the J.D. Power 2019 Commercial Member Health Plan Study, which found health plans are still challenged with member expectations when it comes to co-pays for physician visits, coordination of care between different providers and when to use primary… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

For-profit dialysis provider charges private insurers four times more than government payers
This study corroborates these findings in the dialysis market and could lead to policies that reduce the prices paid, in particular by private insurers.AUTHORSThe authors are Dr. Christopher Childers, Dr. Jill Dworsky and Dr. Melinda Maggard-Gibbons of the department of surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; and Gerald Kominski of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.JOURNALThestudy is published in JAMA Internal Medicine.FUNDINGThe Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in the Department of Health and Human Services funded this study. (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Claimant Not Disabled From Regular Occupation, 5th Circuit Panel Says
NEW ORLEANS - A district court did not err in granting a disability insurer's motion for summary judgment because the insurer properly denied a claim for long-term disability benefits under the policy, the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said April 26 in noting that the claimant is not disabled from his regular occupation (Deo G. Shanker v. United of Omaha Life Insurance Co., No. 18-20616, 5th Cir., 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 12555). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
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Substantial Evidence Supports Disability Insurer's Termination Of Benefits
NEW ORLEANS - A disability insurer did not abuse its discretion in terminating a claimant's long-term disability (LTD) benefits because substantial evidence supported the insurer's finding that the claimant was not disabled from her own occupation as an attorney as a result of migraine headaches, the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said April 4 (Amanda C. Foster v. Principal Life Insurance Co., No. 17-30997, 5th Cir., 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 9946). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
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Jury Verdict In Favor Of Disability Claimant Supported By Evidence
DENVER - A Colorado federal judge on April 26 denied a disability insurer's renewed motion for judgment as a matter of law after determining that a jury's verdict in favor of the disability claimant was supported by the evidence presented at trial (Brenda Sandoval v. Unum Life Insurance Company of America, No. 17-644, D. Colo., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 70891). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
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Termination Of LTD Benefits Reasonable Based On Evidence, Panel Says
PHILADELPHIA - The Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on April 25 affirmed a district court's summary judgment ruling in favor of a disability insurer after determining that the insurer's termination of long-term disability benefits was reasonable based on the evidence considered by the insurer (Kenneth Baker v. Sun Life and Health Insurance Co., No. 17-2048, 3rd Cir.; 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 12415). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
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Evidence Supports Finding That Claimant Is Disabled From Any Occupation
DETROIT - A disability claimant's benefits must be reinstated because the evidence supports a finding that the claimant is not capable of performing the duties of any occupation, a Michigan federal judge said April 10 (Carianne DeRoo v. Unum Life Insurance Company of America, No. 18-11216, E.D. Mich., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 61531). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
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Denial Of Disability Benefits Was Not Abuse Of Discretion, Oregon Federal Judge Says
PORTLAND, Ore. - An Oregon federal judge on April 29 granted a disability insurer's motion for summary judgment after determining that the insurer did not abuse its discretion in denying a claim for long-term disability (LTD) benefits because the insurer's decision was not unreasonable based on the evidence (Alison Gary v. Unum Life Insurance Company of America, No. 17-1414, D. Ore., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 71740). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
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Disability Claimant Was Employee Of Company; Benefits Wrongfully Denied
SALT LAKE CITY - A disability insurer wrongfully denied a claim for long-term disability benefits because the claimant was still considered an employee of the company when his disability arose, a Utah federal judge said April 29 in finding that the insurer incorrectly determined that the employee was no longer insured under the company's disability plan (David G. Carlile v. Reliance Standard Insurance Co., et al., No. 17-1049, D. Utah, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 72687). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
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Disability Claimant Says LTD Benefits Were Wrongfully Terminated Under ERISA
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In a May 6 complaint filed in Rhode Island federal court, a disability claimant who was employed by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation as a casino dealer in Connecticut alleges that the Tribal Nation and its disability insurer violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act when they terminated her long-term disability (LTD) benefits (Nubia Mazzarese v. Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, et al., No. 19-260, D. R.I.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
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Disability Insurer Says High Court's Review Is Not Warranted
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court should deny a disability claimant's petition for writ of certiorari because the questions presented by the claimant were not litigated in the lower courts and, therefore, are not suitable for the high court's review, the insurer argues in a May 2 response brief (Timothy P. O'Leary v. Aetna Life Insurance Co., No. 18-1266, U.S. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
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Documents Will Not Be Excluded From Administrative Record, Magistrate Judge Says
MADISON, Wis. - A Wisconsin federal magistrate judge on May 3 denied a disability claimant's motion to exclude the plan's insurance certificate and appointment of claim fiduciary form from the administrative record after determining that the claimant failed to provide any citation to statutory or case law that requires the exclusion of the documents from the administrative record based on the claim administrator's failure to provide the documents to the claimant upon request (Joleen M. Lerch v. Life Insurance Company of North America, No. 18-589, W.D. Wis., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 74946). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's&tr...
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Discovery Is Limited To Administrative Record, Texas Federal Judge Says
DALLAS - Additional discovery regarding a disability insurer's alleged conflict of interest and procedural unreasonableness is not warranted because under the applicable de novo standard of review, discovery is limited to the administrate record, a Texas federal judge said April 22 in denying the disability claimant's motion to compel discovery (Jose Chavez v. Standard Insurance Co., No. 18-2013, N.D. Texas, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 67669). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
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Disability Claimant Defends Anti-Insurer Gripe Site, Opposes Contempt Motion
PORTLAND, Maine - Stating that his insurer's attorney "whines like a harpy," a pro se defendant filed a brief in Maine federal court April 12, opposing a motion for contempt by his long-term disability (LTD) provider over his relaunch of a website critical of the insurer that purportedly contained information that he was forbidden to post pursuant to a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit alleging defamation and trademark and copyright infringement (Symetra Life Insurance Co. v. Guy Raymond Emerson, No. 2:18-cv-00492, D. Maine). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
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$10 Billion In Annual U.S. DTC Healthcare Advertising Indicates Merging Of Patient And Consumer
Then there is the uniquely American ubiquitous advertising of hospitals, prescription and over-the-counter drugs, physician clinics, and health insurers, which points to the degree to which the patient is considered a consumer by the suppliers of healthcare services and technologies. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joshua Cohen, Contributor Source Type: news

Know your rights: Equal coverage for mental and physical health
Molly is a 23-year-old woman with cancer who was admitted to inpatient care. Her insurers denied treatment because she was “too active in her recovery” and she “has a supportive family.” Her family paid out of pocket for treatment. When she was sick again, her coverage was denied. This time, the insurers said there was no evidence that she had a genuine interest or motivation to get better. This is a true sto ry, but Molly didn’t have cancer; she had a substance use disorder. And after… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Moe Keller Source Type: news

A Rapidly Moving Market: NGS Testing in Cancer in the US and EU,...
While next-generation sequencuing (NGS) becomes a common feature of clinical practice, global regulators and insurers have yet to come up with a unified reimbursement policy. Join industry experts in...(PRWeb May 13, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/a_rapidly_moving_market_ngs_testing_in_cancer_in_the_us_and_eu_upcoming_webinar_hosted_by_xtalks/prweb16305324.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
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BlueShield of Northeastern New York changes leaders again
There's been another shakeup at one of the major health insurers in the Albany area. The interim regional leader of BlueShield of Northeastern New York, Dave Busch, has been let go from the insurer's parent company, HealthNow New York in Buffalo. Busch's position of senior vice president and chief sales officer at HealthNow has been eliminated, a spokeswoman said. Busch was ta pped to lead the Albany area insurance division in September. He took over for Dr. Kirk Panneton, who had been the top… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 10, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Exclusive: Novartis pitches discounts on pricey gene therapy for deadly muscle disorder
Novartis AG is offering price discounts in negotiations with U.S. health insurers on its gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a treatment that could cost more than a million dollars, but the gesture comes with strings attached. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Many Hospitals Charge Double or Even Triple What Medicare Would Pay
A study of 25 states provides a rare glimpse of the stark disparities between what private insurers and the federal government paid for inpatient and outpatient care. (Source: NYT Health)
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Neural Analytics Continues Its Journey with $22M Financing
When Neural Analytics won CE mark and a Nod from FDA for its ultrasound guidance device last year, that was only the start of the company’s journey. The Los Angeles-based company is now on a quest to launch its neurocare solution in the U.S. and develop a strategy to help push adoption rates for the technology. The company kicked off the latest part of its journey with a $22 million financing from the sale of Series C shares led by Alpha Edison. Neural Analytics has also issued warrants to purchase stock in connection to the financing. Leo Petrossian, PhD., Co-Founder and CEO of Neural Analytics said the...
Source: MDDI - May 9, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

UnitedHealth moves to bundle maternity care
UnitedHealth Group Inc. has announced a new payment program for maternity care that will pay hospitals a fixed rate rather than per-service, a move that the insurer says is aimed at reducing medical costs. Reuters has a report on the Thursday announcement by the Minnetonka-based insurance giant. UnitedHealth (NYSE: UNH) has made the change at two health care providers so far and plans to roll out the new rules at up to 20 more provider groups this year. The company says it's been working to reduce… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 9, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

The formula behind health insurance rates
The region ’s three largest commercial health insurers finished last year strong financially, with surpluses ranging from $28 million to $150 million. Lots of people assume that means they might see premiums drop or maybe remain stable. But it’s not that simple. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 9, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

The formula behind health insurance rates
The region ’s three largest commercial health insurers finished last year strong financially, with surpluses ranging from $28 million to $150 million. Lots of people assume that means they might see premiums drop or maybe remain stable. But it’s not that simple. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 9, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

As S.F. General ends controversial billing practice, hospital eyes select deals with commercial insurers
The hospital expects to lose between $1.9 million to $2.2 million in revenue annually from the policy change. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 8, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Hannah Norman Source Type: news

As S.F. General ends controversial billing practice, hospital eyes select deals with commercial insurers
The hospital expects to lose between $1.9 million to $2.2 million in revenue annually from the policy change. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 8, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Hannah Norman Source Type: news

The Funded: Suspended tests at uBiome tops midweek venture news in Bay Area
San Francisco-based UBiome  Inc., which is the target of an FBI investigation over its billing practices, this week told customers that it's suspending a pair of lab tests that it has been billing to insurers. This follows the company putting both of its co-founders on leave and naming a lawyer to be interim CEO. The compa ny is one of the rare startups to have emerged from a number of the Bay Area's top accelerator programs, including Y Combinator, 500 Startups and StartX. It has raised about … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 8, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Cromwell Schubarth Source Type: news

The Funded: Suspended tests at uBiome tops midweek venture news in Bay Area
San Francisco-based UBiome  Inc., which is the target of an FBI investigation over its billing practices, this week told customers that it's suspending a pair of lab tests that it has been billing to insurers. This follows the company putting both of its co-founders on leave and naming a lawyer to be interim CEO. The compa ny is one of the rare startups to have emerged from a number of the Bay Area's top accelerator programs, including Y Combinator, 500 Startups and StartX. It has raised about … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 8, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Cromwell Schubarth Source Type: news