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Medicare sanctions could spell trouble for Cigna 2017 open enrollment

| Jul 29, 2016

Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) leadership reported to investors that it has spent about $30 million on CMS audits for its Medicare line of business in the second quarter of 2016 yet remains unsure whether remediation will be complete in time for 2017 open enrollment. CMS sanctioned the insurer’s Medicare Part...[ Read More ]

Murkowski approps bill | US House health policy | New site architecture

, | Jun 23, 2016 | Alaska

It looks like Juneau will be heading into its fifth special session this July 11th. While the legislature is deadlocked over oil and tax credits, Alaska's health care community is anxious about reforms coming from SB 74. With the uncertainty of the presidential election, folks tell us the longer the...[ Read More ]

Brown, Pierce fundraising | CCO report cards |House Republican health policy

, | Jun 23, 2016 | Oregon

These are the 'dog days' of the season, where real work can get done if we're not otherwise distracted by the things that make life worth living:  family, friends, the outdoors and everything else that makes summer great. So, while before we head out for a long weekend, we focus...[ Read More ]

WA: Richard Onizuka stepping down as Exchange CEO

, | Aug 6, 2015 | Washington

OLYMPIA -- At today's Washington Health Benefit Exchange (WAHBE) Advisory Committee, Richard Onizuka announced that at the end of August he will be stepping down as CEO. Coming straight from notifying Exchange staff, the outgoing CEO appeared as an unannounced portion of the Advisory Board meeting.  Onizuka did not specify...[ Read More ]

Moda accounts for 65% of Oregon’s reinsurance dollars

| Jul 20, 2015 | Oregon

Oregon health plans received approximately $169 million of the $7.9 billion in 2014 federal reinsurance (RI) dollars. This means that the state utilized 2.1 percent of the reinsurance pool with a population accounting for roughly 1.2 percent of the nation. More than 65% of the state’s RI dollars went to...[ Read More ]

Southern California hospitals 2014 financial realities

, | Jul 14, 2015 | California

State of Reform's ongoing investigation of the financial health of hospitals by region delves into Southern California hospitals, starting with Orange County and Los Angeles County. Stay tuned as this series probes California's hospitals on a sub-regional basis in the coming weeks and months. Net operating income for Orange County...[ Read More ]