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Anthem Profit Soars, Expects Strong 2015

Anthem reported over $500 million in profit for the fourth quarter of 2014.  Anthem benefited from an improved loss ratio and rate increases on existing business.  Anthem’s overall Medicare advantage business was down sharply, however, this was primarily due to the loss of a large group.  Individual Medicare advantage fared better.  Further, Anthem acquired a…

29 Jan 15
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Enrollment Data Shows Big Gains in 2015 for Highly Rated Medicare Advantage Plans

CMS has published it’s 1/1/15 Medicare Enrollment figures and this report from AIS Health talks about some of the winners and losers, but the common theme is that plans with 3.5 stars or lower performed much worse than 4.0 star and higher plans.  This is primarily due to the loss of the CMS Demonstration…

29 Jan 15
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Banner to Acquire University of Arizona Health Network

Banner, the largest hospital system in Arizona, is about to get bigger with approval to acquire University of Arizona Health Network. Read the full story from the Business Journal.

29 Jan 15
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Marilyn Tavenner Resigns Post as Head of Center for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS)

Marilyn Tavenner announced her resignation from CMS today.  She served as the Head of CMS since 2010 and oversaw much of the implementation challenges around the Affordable Care Act.  She was involved with the botched rollout of the Healthcare.gov website in 2013 and more recently accused of over inflating healthcare enrollment numbers by 400,000 due…

16 Jan 15
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