Revenue Cycle and Payer News 9-28-2021
Curant Health and Humana Launch Pilot Program to Address Medication Adherence and Enhance Patient Care for Members with Complex Health Needs
Curant Health and Humana Inc. (@Humana) have teamed up to help achieve better health outcomes for Humana members suffering from Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The new pilot program, aimed at improving medication adherence in order to help patients lead better lives and ultimately help reduce health care costs, offers comprehensive support for the members who have complex health conditions and prescription medication needs.
Cigna and Hartford HealthCare Reach Agreement to Keep Quality Care Affordable
Cigna (@cigna) and Hartford HealthCare have reached a multi-year agreement that ensures Cigna customers will have continued access to Hartford HealthCare’s hospitals, facilities and providers for quality care at predictable, affordable rates. The new agreement was reached two months before the existing agreement would have expired at the end of October.
nirvanaHealth Announces Expansion into Payer Platform Space with the Launch of Aria: The Most Expansive Payer & PBM Platform in the Healthcare Industry
In 2018, RxAdvance established a separate company called nirvanaHealth, LLC, to build a Payer platform. For the last two and a half years, nirvanaHealth LLC worked to complete building such cloud-native Payer platform. RxAdvance has now combined both its PBM and Payer platform assets under a newly formed independent holding company, nirvanaHealth, Inc.
RxBenefits Officially Joins Forces with Confidio, Expanding Breadth of Service Offerings to Optimize Pharmacy Benefits
RxBenefits (@rxbenefits), the employee benefits industry’s first and only technology-enabled pharmacy benefits optimizer (PBO), announced it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Confidio, a pharmacy benefits consulting firm.
UnitedHealth Group Announces Earnings Release Date
UnitedHealth Group (@UnitedHealthGrp) will release its third quarter 2021 financial results on Thursday, October 14, 2021, before the market opens, and will host a teleconference at 8:45 a.m. ET to discuss the results with analysts and investors.
CareSource Diversity & Social Impact Investment Fund Makes First Investment
CareSource (@caresource) and Elevate Ventures announced the first investment from the CareSource Diversity & Social Impact Investment Fund. The investment was made into Storybolt, a startup that offers equity and inclusion training. The funding is included in the company’s seed round which closed with $1 million and included participation from Elevate Ventures’ Indiana Angel Network Fund, Chicago Early Growth Ventures, Pax Angels, SunStone Management, and other angel investors.
— Oscar (@OscarHealth) September 15, 2021
UnitedHealthcare to Offer Millions of Members Year-Long Access to Apple Fitness+ at No Additional Cost
UnitedHealthcare, (@uhc), has expanded its work with Apple to provide millions of members with access — at no additional cost — to Apple Fitness+, the first fitness service built entirely around Apple Watch®. This is the first such offer for Apple Fitness+ by a health insurance plan.
CVS Caremark launches new efforts to tackle health disparities
CVS Caremark, the Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) of CVS Health (@cvshealth), announced an expansion of its efforts to decrease health disparities among patients with certain conditions including sickle cell, HIV, and cardiovascular disease by collaborating with local partners and utilizing its unique enterprise assets.
Humana is excited to announce that we are ranked #1 in customer satisfaction and experience via @forrester Research. Learn more about the ranking and methodology from @FierceHealth ➡️ https://t.co/UkF7jgyp0T.
— Humana (@Humana) September 22, 2021
Ambetter Health Insurance Expands into New Jersey
Ambetter Health Marketplace Insurance, the nation’s leader based on enrollment and market share, is expanding its affordable health insurance offerings to New Jersey.
2021 Consumer Experience & Digital Health Forum Online (@ahipcoverage)
What: Consumer Experience & Digital Health Forum
When: December 7 – 9, 2021
2021 Consumer Experience & Digital Health Forum – Experience a dynamic, results-focused program powered by the innovators, visionaries, and forward-thinkers who are changing how health care works. AHIP’s Virtual Consumer Experience & Digital Health Forum is will offer industry perspectives on health IT advancements and how digital health technology is improving health equity, data exchange, interoperability, consumer experience, and patient care. Hear how leading organizations are implementing digital and telehealth solutions, explore case studies and lessons learned, and gather best practices to take back to your organization.
AHIP 2022 (@ahipcoverage)
What: AHIP 2022. (Formerly AHIP Institute & Expo)
When: June 21 – 23, 2022
Where: Las Vegas, NV
AHIP 2022 – What’s next for your members and the communities you serve? Find it at AHIP 2022. (Formerly AHIP Institute & Expo.) Health care’s essential event has a new name that prioritizes what’s next right now, building on AHIP’s decades-long heritage of bringing together the people, ideas, and solutions guiding greater health.