Endpoints hires Livingston as a reporter
Endpoints News has hired Shelby Livingston as a reporter covering industry giants, startups and other forces shaping health care. She has been covering health care at Business Insider for the past three-and-a-half years. She has been covering health insurers and health care providers, as well as…#endpointsnews #shelbylivingston #modernhealthcare #businessinsurance #clemsonuniversity (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preparing for Z-Codes as DEX Genetic Testing Registry Rolls Out to Commercial Health Plans
Palmetto GBA’s Chief Medical Officer will cover how clinical laboratories billing for genetic testing should prepare for Z-Codes at the upcoming Executive War College in New Orleans After multiple delays, UnitedHealthcare (UHC) commercial plans will soon require clinical laboratories to use Z-Codes when submitting claims for certain molecular diagnostic tests. Several private insurers, including UHC, […] The post Preparing for Z-Codes as DEX Genetic Testing Registry Rolls Out to Commercial Health Plans appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - April 22, 2024 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Laboratory News Laboratory Resources Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Conferences analytes anatomic pathology centers for medicare and medicaid services Change Healthcare clinical pathology CMS cpt cod Source Type: news

California insurance crisis: 2 more insurers withdraw from state
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Source: Reuters: Health - April 21, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The growing reason people can't afford to own a home
Homeownership is becoming less attainable because of high mortgage rates and insurance costs. • The climate crisis is triggering insurance price hikes, as insurers anticipate more damage payouts. • Some Americans are opting for rentals or to relocate due to the high costs of owning a home.…#someamericans #nerdwallet #insurify #federalreserve #oklahoma #statefarm #lauralongero #quinstreet #florida #genzers (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The growing reason people can't afford to own a home
PeopleImages / Getty Images; Jenny Chang-Rodriguez/BI Homeownership is becoming less attainable because of high mortgage rates and insurance costs. The climate crisis is triggering insurance price hikes, as insurers anticipate more damage payouts. Some Americans are opting for rentals or to…#nerdwallet #insurify #federalreserve #oklahoma #statefarm #lauralongero #quinstreet #florida #genzers (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California loses 2 more property insurers in growing crisis
Two more insurance companies are ending property insurance coverage in California, adding to the growing list of insurers fleeing the state in what has become an escalating crisis. Tokio Marine America Insurance Co. and Trans Pacific Insurance Co., both owned by Japanese firm Tokio Marine Holdings…#goldenstate #tokiomarineholdings #allstate #statefarm #ricardolara #kcra #chrispandolfo #kristineparks (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 19, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Executive Insights: Providence Health Plan ’s Don Antonucci on his role in advancing health equity in Portland and beyond (video)
Candace Beeke, market president and publisher of the Portland Business Journal, interviews Don Antonucci, president and CEO of Providence Health Plan, about the role of health insurers in advancing health equity in their communities. As a Portland Business Journal Executive of the Year honoree, Don shares the steps Providence Health Plan takes to drive this cause in Portland and beyond. Learn more about their initiatives and how they're positively impacting the health care industry in this interview. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 19, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Providence Health Plan Source Type: news

Profiting off greater risk: the reinsurance game : The Indicator from Planet Money
When an insurance company can't cover all of its claims, it actually has its own insurance. This is called "reinsurance." How does that work and why do reinsurers look at their risk pool differently than say home or auto insurers? Related episodes: Why is insurance so expensive right now? And more…#applespotify #planetmoney #applepodcasts #musicbydropelectric #facebooknewsletter (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 17, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dentists can bill for federal dental plan patients without signing up for program, government says
The federal government announced Wednesday that oral health care providers who provide services to Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) clients can bill the insurance company directly without formally signing up for the program. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 17, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Drugs Help Sleep Apnea Symptoms
Eli Lilly & Co.’s weight-loss drug Zepbound improved breathing problems in highly anticipated studies that may convince more insurers to cover the $1,000-a-month treatment. In two late-stage trials of patients with obstructive sleep apnea, a condition closely linked to obesity, Zepbound reduced the number of times breathing slowed or stopped during sleep by up to 63% from the baseline, Lilly said in a statement Wednesday. The result topped Jefferies analysts’ expectations that the trials would likely show a reduction of about 50% to 55%.  [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Patients in...
Source: TIME: Health - April 17, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madison Muller/Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized bloomberg wire healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Eli Lilly weight-loss drug found to address sleep apnoea in trial
Study results could encourage US Medicare system and private insurers to cover tirzepatide treatments (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 17, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How Aetna collaborates with providers to improve health care for North Carolinians
In today ’s challenging health care environment, health insurers and providers — including the doctors, clinicians, hospitals and others that provide care — have an unprecedented opportunity to work together toward achieving quality health outcomes and controlling costs. The overall cost of health ca re continues to rise as providers face revenue and supply cost challenges, while health insurers strive to maintain health benefit affordability for customers. Thankfully, common ground exists,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 16, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jim Bostian Source Type: news

‘He Can’t Find a Frigging Company?’ Andrew Weissmann Roasts Trump for Going to ‘Not Qualified’ Bond Insurer
Former federal prosecutor Andrew Weissmann expressed incredulity at the drama surrounding Donald Trump’s New York fraud case. Last year, the former president was found liable for defrauding banks and insurance companies and was subsequently ordered to pay $354 million to New York state. With…#andrewweissmann #donaldtrump #trump #weissmann #msnbc #lisarubin #arthurengoron #manhattan #bondinsurer #mediaite (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 16, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's the First Drug Shown to Slow Alzheimer's. Why Is It Off to a Slow Start?
(MedPage Today) -- The first drug shown to slow Alzheimer's disease hit the U.S. market over a year ago, but sales have lagged, major hospital systems have taken months to start using it, and some insurers have rejected coverage. Doctors also... (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - April 15, 2024 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Peoria doctor pleads guilty in health care fraud case
Court records show that the Peoria doctor pleaded guilty to defrauding multiple insurance companies, including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, by falsely billing Medicare claims. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 15, 2024 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Greg Barr Source Type: news