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Posted on Jan 24, 2015 (6 days ago)

Health insurers object to paying Blue Cross
Boston Globe
A controversy has erupted in Massachusetts over an obscure provision of the federal Affordable Care Act that small health insurers say will force them to write fat checks to support the state's dominant insurer. The law requires states to redistribute ...

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Posted on Jan 28, 2015 (3 days ago)

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Mass. health organizations pledge to change payment model
Boston Globe
Blue Cross developed Massachusetts' first quality-based payment plan in 2008. The plan now covers roughly half of Blue Cross's commercially insured members and has helped lower the rate of spending growth while improving quality, according to studies.
Massachusetts health systems join forces to change reimbursementsBoston Business Journal (blog)
Partners joins national alliance focused on changing health carewwlp.com
Where healthcare is now on march to value-based payModernHealthcare.com
Healthcare Finance News -Becker's Hospital Review
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Posted on Jan 26, 2015 (5 days ago)

Small insurers in Massachusetts upset over risk adjustment program
FierceHealthPayer
The Massachusetts Association of Health Plans--which Blue Cross is not a part of--claims that the state is using flawed data to determine which members are most costly. This ultimately threatens the future of many small insurers, according to the Globe.


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Posted on Jan 27, 2015 (4 days ago)

Healthcare Dive

Massachusetts insurers challenge risk assessment payments
Healthcare Dive
The Massachusetts Association of Health Plans contends that the state is using flawed data and bad methodology, threatening the futures of smaller insurers while shoring up the market's behemoth, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Now that data ...

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Posted today (3 hours ago)

Transformers' push to modify pay must overcome legacy system
ModernHealthcare.com
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts has introduced contracts with global budgets featuring incentives tied to quality measures. Those account for half of its commercial business. A study published last year in the New England Journal of ...


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Posted on Jan 29, 2015 (2 days ago)

Boston Globe

Winners and losers from the Partners deal fallout
Boston Globe
Blue Cross Blue Shield. Boo-hoo for Blue Cross, the state's biggest health insurer, for staying on the sidelines of this dogfight. Meanwhile, the Massachusetts Association of Health Plans went to the mat and let it be known that the settlement could ...

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Posted on Jan 29, 2015 (2 days ago)

Q3 2014 Health Insurance Enrollment: Employer Coverage Continues to Decline ...
Heritage.org
In two of those states, Arkansas and Massachusetts, that coverage is offered through a subsidiary that only files annual regulatory reports. Using state-level ... Consequently, we imputed enrollment changes in those two market subsets for Horizon as ...

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Posted on Jan 27, 2015 (3 days ago)

New York Times

Industry Group to Back Results-Focused Care
New York Times
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, for example, says it now pays doctors and hospitals more whenever its quality targets are met. Aetna cites its partnership with NovaHealth, a health system in Maine, that it said led to sharply lower hospital ...

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Posted on Jan 29, 2015 (2 days ago)

Why Advocate joined the "75% by 2020" task force: Q&A with CMO Dr. Lee Sacks
Becker's Hospital Review
Health systems are one type of organization involved in this 28-member new task force — the group also includes payers such as Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Blue Shield of California, along with policy groups like Dartmouth ...


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Posted on Jan 29, 2015 (2 days ago)

Providers and Insurers Jump on 'Value-Based' Pay Bandwagon
Medscape
The four health insurers in HCTTF are Aetna, Blue Shield of California, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and Health Care Service Corporation, which operates Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in five states. These insurers are among the top 25 in ...

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