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Patient-Centered Methods Help Health Plans Boost Cancer Care

January 11, 2019 - Employers and payers should ensure their health plans use patient-centered methods and provider performance measurement strategies to reduce costs and improve cancer care, a report from the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions stated. The cancer mortality rate has dropped 25 percent since the 1990s, the report states, but costs of treatment have only increased. Average...


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Payer Collaboration Can Address Social Determinants of Health

by Thomas Beaton

Billions in overspending on medical costs are attributed to social determinants of health (SDOH), and SDOH can identify if beneficiaries covered by insurance plans are at risk for adverse health conditions outside their coverage. SDOH...

UnitedHealthcare of WI Grants $100K to Community Disability Groups

by Thomas Beaton

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Wisconsin awarded four non-profit community health organizations a total of $100,000 to enhance healthcare access and resources for individuals with disabilities. Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch of Wisconsin...

Humana Foundation Awards $735K To Improve Community Health

by Thomas Beaton

The Humana Foundation announced awards totaling $735,000 to help South Florida nonprofits to help improve community health. As part of the payer’s philanthropic pursuits, the grants are being awarded during their 2017 donation cycle...

Population Health Approach to Prenatal Care Cuts Payer Costs

by Jesse Migneault

Health insurance payers can improve patient outcomes and reduce spending by expanding the use of population health management models for expectant mothers.  Early intervention and preventive care can lower costs in high-risk birth...

Why Payers Need to Address Patient-Centered Medicine

by Vera Gruessner

The healthcare insurance industry needs to meet the demands of consumers looking for quality provider data. Patient-centered medicine is becoming a mainstay throughout the country and cost transparency is a major aspect of this movement....

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