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The New Health Care: How Dental Inequality Hurts Americans
Lack of dental care through Medicaid not only harms people ’ s health, but has negative economic implications as well. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Teeth and Dentistry Medicaid Health Insurance and Managed Care Income Inequality States (US) Source Type: news

Truck Crashes Into Planned Parenthood in New Jersey, Injuring 3
A suspect was charged after three people, including a pregnant woman, sustained minor injuries in the crash. The authorities would not comment on a motive. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JACEY FORTIN Tags: Planned Parenthood Federation of America East Orange (NJ) New Jersey Traffic Accidents and Safety Health Insurance and Managed Care Robberies and Thefts Assaults Essex County Correctional Facility Essex County (NJ) Alcius, Marckles Source Type: news

Man Crashes Truck Into New Jersey Planned Parenthood, Injuring 3, Police Say
A suspect was charged after three people, including a pregnant woman, sustained minor injuries in the crash. The authorities would not comment on a motive. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JACEY FORTIN Tags: Planned Parenthood Federation of America East Orange (NJ) New Jersey Traffic Accidents and Safety Health Insurance and Managed Care Robberies and Thefts Assaults Essex County Correctional Facility Essex County (NJ) Alcius, Marckles Source Type: news

Kentucky Rushes to Remake Medicaid as Other States Prepare to Follow
The state will require many people to work, volunteer or train for a job to qualify for coverage — and to prove it with frequent documentation. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Medicaid Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Kentucky Trump, Donald J Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news

Lower Drug Prices: New Proposals Carry Lots of Promises
The White House is considering a plan to lower out-of-pocket costs for people in Medicare drug plans, who often pay inflated prices for their drugs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATIE THOMAS and REED ABELSON Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicare United States Politics and Government Health and Human Services Department Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

Waiting to Treat the Cancer
It would be a race between the leukemia returning and the insurance company approving the procedure that could keep it at bay permanently. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIKKAEL A. SEKERES, M.D. Tags: Leukemia Transplants Bone Marrow Health Insurance and Managed Care Chemotherapy Testicles Cancer Source Type: news

Nigeria:Health Stakeholders Fault Yusuf's Reinstatement As NHIs Boss
[Guardian] Stakeholders in the health sector, led by the Health and Managed Care Association of Nigeria (HMCAN), have condemned the reinstatement of suspended Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf.They accused President Muhammadu Buhari of preferring ethnicity to competence and ignoring the report of a panel that indicted and suspended Yusuf over an alleged N919 million fraud. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

United Medical Center board approves $5M contract with new turnaround firm
The board of the District-owned United Medical Center approved a $5 million, eight-month contract with Mazars USA to become its next operator through Sept. 30, the end of its fiscal year. According to the contract sent to the D.C. Council for approval, Mazars would be expected to deploy a full C-suite of executives, including a CEO and chief operating officer, as well as a medical director and experts in revenue cycle management, nursing, finance, human resources, managed care cont racting, supply… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

United Medical Center board approves $5M contract with new turnaround firm
The board of the District-owned United Medical Center approved a $5 million, eight-month contract with Mazars USA to become its next operator through Sept. 30, the end of its fiscal year. According to the contract sent to the D.C. Council for approval, Mazars would be expected to deploy a full C-suite of executives, including a CEO and chief operating officer, as well as a medical director and experts in revenue cycle management, nursing, finance, human resources, managed care cont racting, supply… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Health Care And Community-Based Organizations Have Finally Begun Partnering To Integrate Health And Long-Term Care
Blog post discusses how community-based organizations are forming partnerships with health care entities to address health-related social needs-especially in the Medicaid managed care organization and hospital arenas. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Oak Street Health Adds Two Executive Roles to Indiana Division to...
Brian Clem and Mark Bustamante M.D. will lead the strategic development of Indiana centers to enhance access to managed care for Medicare patients(PRWeb February 06, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/02/prweb15172635.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

India Announces Sweeping Health Care Plan as Elections Loom
The program would give half a billion poor Indians free access to health care. But officials offered no details on how the government would pay for it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: VINDU GOEL and HARI KUMAR Tags: India Health Insurance and Managed Care Poverty Budgets and Budgeting Politics and Government Bharatiya Janata Party Modi, Narendra Source Type: news

India Wants to Give Half a Billion People Free Health Care
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying to address rising demands for greater economic and social protections before national elections next year. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: VINDU GOEL and HARI KUMAR Tags: India Health Insurance and Managed Care Poverty Budgets and Budgeting Politics and Government Bharatiya Janata Party Modi, Narendra Source Type: news

Amazon Wants to Disrupt Health Care in America. In China, Tech Giants Already Have.
While the United States is focused on reining in costs, Chinese tech firms are looking to build the hospital of the future using artificial intelligence. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SUI-LEE WEE and PAUL MOZUR Tags: China Hospitals Medicine and Health Health Insurance and Managed Care Computers and the Internet Artificial Intelligence Start-ups Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Tencent Holdings Ltd Source Type: news

AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware goes six-for-six with health system contracts
AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware, which entered the state's Medicaid managed care market at the start of this year, said Wednesday it has negotiated contracts with all six of all six of Delaware ’s acute care hospital systems. Those contracts mean AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware members may obtain in-network care from primary care doctors, specialists, hospitals and other providers that are part of: “Contracting with all of Delaware’s hospital systems demonstrates our commitment to o ffering our… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Team Up to Try to Disrupt Health Care
The three companies will create a new venture with the goal of simplifying coverage for their employees, in a move that unsettled the health care world. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICK WINGFIELD, KATIE THOMAS and REED ABELSON Tags: Amazon.com Inc Bezos, Jeffrey P Berkshire Hathaway Inc JPMorgan Chase & Company Health Insurance and Managed Care United States Source Type: news

Can Amazon and Friends Handle Health Care? There ’ s Reason for Doubt
Experts suggest we should temper expectations about the venture, which also involves JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ and REED ABELSON Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Amazon.com Inc Berkshire Hathaway Inc JPMorgan Chase & Company Labor and Jobs Medicine and Health Source Type: news

‘ Dr. Alexa, I ’ ve Been Sneezing and My Throat Is Sore ’
Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase offer no details on how they plan to remake health care. Some experts attempt to imagine what they ’ ll do. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIFFANY HSU Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Amazon.com Inc Berkshire Hathaway Inc JPMorgan Chase & Company Source Type: news

Guessing What ’ s in the Health Care Disrupters ’ Playbook
Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase offer no details on how they plan to remake health care. Some experts attempt to imagine what they ’ ll do. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIFFANY HSU Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Amazon.com Inc Berkshire Hathaway Inc JPMorgan Chase & Company Source Type: news

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Team Up to Disrupt Health Care
The companies will focus on technology to provide simplified, high-quality health care for their employees. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICK WINGFIELD Tags: Amazon.com Inc Bezos, Jeffrey P Berkshire Hathaway Inc JPMorgan Chase & Company Health Insurance and Managed Care United States Source Type: news

Why Community Care of North Carolina is building its executive ranks amid state's Medicaid reform
As North Carolina ’s Medicaid moves to a managed care model from a fee-for-service model, Community Care of North Carolina is building its executive ranks. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 29, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Why Community Care of North Carolina is building its executive ranks amid state's Medicaid reform
As North Carolina ’s Medicaid moves to a managed care model from a fee-for-service model, Community Care of North Carolina is building its executive ranks. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 29, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Preventive Care Saves Money? Sorry, It ’ s Too Good to Be True
Contrary to conventional wisdom, it tends to cost money, but it improves quality of life at a very reasonable price. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AARON E. CARROLL Tags: Preventive Medicine Health Insurance and Managed Care Research United States Preventive Services Task Force Source Type: news

Why CCNC is building its executive ranks amid N.C. ’s Medicaid reform
As North Carolina ’s Medicaid moves to a managed care model from a fee-for-service model, Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) is building its executive ranks. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Why CCNC is building its executive ranks amid N.C. ’s Medicaid reform
As North Carolina ’s Medicaid moves to a managed care model from a fee-for-service model, Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) is building its executive ranks. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 26, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Sugary Shakes in the Hospital Aren ’ t Good Medicine
Food has the potential to be some of the best medicine. But not the kind of sugar-laden drinks ubiquitous in hospitals. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DAVE LIEBERMAN, M.D. Tags: Hospitals Yogurt Diet and Nutrition Calories Food Health Insurance and Managed Care Malnutrition Cooking and Cookbooks Elderly Clostridium Difficile (Bacterium) Source Type: news

Oregon approves new taxes to address Medicaid costs
The state approved taxes on hospitals, health insurers and managed care companies in an unusual special election (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oregon approves new taxes to address Medicaid costs
Oregon voters have approved taxes on hospitals, health insurers and managed care companies to address rising Medicaid costs (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Oregon approves new taxes to address rising Medicaid costs
Oregon voters have approved taxes on hospitals, health insurers and managed care companies to address rising Medicaid costs (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Oregon approves new taxes for Medicaid costs
Oregon voters have approved taxes on hospitals, health insurers and managed care companies to address rising Medicaid costs (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Are Medicare Managed Care Plans Steering Members To Low-Quality Nursing Facilities?
Are Medicare Advantage members sent to low-quality nursing homes? A new study says they may be. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Howard Gleckman, Contributor Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Kentucky ’ s New Idea for Medicaid Access: Pass Health Literacy Course
A lot of people could do with a little more health and financial literacy, not just Medicaid recipients. But linking it to retaining medical eligibility may not make sense. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Medicaid Health Insurance and Managed Care Kentucky Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Twist to Kentucky ’ s Medicaid Work Rule: Pass a Course Instead
Lots of people could do with a little more health and financial literacy, not just Medicaid recipients. But linking it to retaining medical eligibility may not make sense. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Medicaid Health Insurance and Managed Care Kentucky Source Type: news

State names providers selected to manage Medicaid program
Now we know who is replacing Molina Healthcare of New Mexico in administering the state's Medicaid managed care program. On Friday, the Human Services Department announced Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico, Presbyterian Health Plan and Western Sky Community Care as New Mexico’s Centennial Care 2.0 Managed Care Organizations. Last week, Business First broke the news that the state rejected Molina's Centenn ial Care 2.0 bid. Also not selected to continue its Centennial Care 2.0 contract… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 20, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Christopher Ortiz Source Type: news

State names providers selected to manage Medicaid program
Now we know who is replacing Molina Healthcare of New Mexico in administering the state's Medicaid managed care program. On Friday, the Human Services Department announced Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico, Presbyterian Health Plan and Western Sky Community Care as New Mexico’s Centennial Care 2.0 Managed Care Organizations. Last week, Business First broke the news that the state rejected Molina's Centenn ial Care 2.0 bid. Also not selected to continue its Centennial Care 2.0 contract… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Christopher Ortiz Source Type: news

: Hate Paperwork? Medicaid Recipients Will Be Drowning in It
Kentucky ’ s new Medicaid waiver will ask low-income people to jump over hurdles to keep their coverage. Evidence suggests that many will fail. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Medicaid Kentucky Health Insurance and Managed Care States (US) Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

Trump Gives Health Workers New Religious Liberty Protections
The Trump administration announced a new “ conscience and religious freedom ” office to protect health workers who object to providing abortions or some types of contraception. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR and JEREMY W. PETERS Tags: United States Politics and Government Abortion Women's Rights Birth Control and Family Planning Health Insurance and Managed Care Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

: When States Add Paperwork, Even Eligible People Lose Medicaid
Kentucky ’ s new Medicaid waiver will ask low-income people to jump over hurdles to keep their coverage. Evidence suggests that many will fail. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Medicaid Kentucky Health Insurance and Managed Care States (US) Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

Health Workers Who Oppose Abortion Get New Protections
The Trump administration announced a new “ conscience and religious freedom ” office to protect health workers who oppose abortion, sex-changes and some contraception. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR Tags: United States Politics and Government Abortion Women's Rights Birth Control and Family Planning Health Insurance and Managed Care Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

\: When States Make It Harder to Enroll, Even Eligible People Drop Medicaid
Kentucky ’ s new Medicaid waiver will ask low-income people to jump over hurdles to keep their coverage. Evidence suggests that many will fail. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Medicaid Kentucky Health Insurance and Managed Care States (US) Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

Economic Scene: Making Medicaid a Tool for Moral Education May Let Some Die
There is a precedent for letting states impose work requirements on the poor for medical coverage. It bodes ill for public health. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EDUARDO PORTER Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care States (US) Poverty Medicaid United States Politics and Government Kentucky Source Type: news

To Get Medicaid in Kentucky, Many Will Have to Work. Advocates for the Poor Are Horrified.
Led by the state ’ s Republican governor, the plan calls for many Medicaid recipients ages 19-64 to work at least 20 hours a week, beginning in July. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicaid Labor and Jobs Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) United States Politics and Government Bevin, Matthew Source Type: news

To Get Medicaid in Kentucky, Many Will Have to Work. Advocates for the Poor Say They Will Sue.
Led by the state ’ s Republican governor, the plan calls for many Medicaid recipients ages 19-64 to work at least 20 hours a week, beginning in July. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicaid Labor and Jobs Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) United States Politics and Government Bevin, Matthew Source Type: news

Can Requiring People to Work Make Them Healthier?
The Trump administration wants to make a major change to Medicaid, but there ’ s not a lot of evidence for one of its key assertions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Medicaid Health Insurance and Managed Care Welfare (US) Labor and Jobs Poverty Source Type: news

Trump Administration Says States May Impose Work Requirements for Medicaid
Federal officials said they would support state efforts to require able-bodied adults to work as a condition of eligibility for Medicaid. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR Tags: Medicaid Health Insurance and Managed Care Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Verma, Seema Source Type: news

Health Insurer Centene Is Sued Over Lack of Medical Coverage
A star of the Affordable Care Act is accused of offering plans that make it hard to find a doctor who accepts its insurance. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: REED ABELSON Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Doctors Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) UnitedHealth Group Inc Centene Corporation Source Type: news

Amid N.C. ’s Medicaid reform, Aetna inks agreement with CCNC
Amid North Carolina ’s Medicaid reform – moving to a managed care model from a fee-for-service model – Aetna (NYSE: AET) has inked a new agreement with Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC). The value-based agreement, which is aimed at combining Aetna’s Medicaid managed care services with CCNC’s provider n etwork, closely follows one inked by WellCare Health Plans (NYSE: WCG) with CCNC late last year. “We have a lot of resources and infrastructure,” says Dr. L. Allen Dobson Jr., president… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

What if CHIP Funds Run Out? Here ’ s What 6 Families Would Do
With Congress yet to agree on a long-term plan to pay for the popular children ’ s health insurance program, parents start thinking about contingency plans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FAHIMA HAQUE Tags: State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) Health Insurance and Managed Care Children and Childhood United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

You ’ re Sick. Whose Fault Is That?
It seems sensible to encourage ‘ personal responsibility, ’ and yet policies that invoke the phrase can make health problems worse. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DHRUV KHULLAR Tags: Medicine and Health Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicaid Verma, Seema Source Type: news

Molina on course to exit key NM insurance market in 2019
Molina Healthcare of New Mexico is set to exit the state's Medicaid market in 2019, the company confirmed to Albuquerque Business First on Tuesday. Molina attributed its upcoming departure to the state's rejection of its bid for the Human Services Department's current Centennial Care MCO (managed care organizations) Procurement contract. "We are disappointed that we were not selected to provide services through New Mexico's Statewide Medicai d Managed Care program beginning Jan.1, 2019," the company… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: May Ortega Source Type: news