Setting aside their competitive tendencies, Priority Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan are working together with the federal agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid to test new ways to pay doctors and drive cost and quality improvements.
Small businesses across West Michigan can generally expect to pay moderately more for employee health coverage next year.
It’s not as if the rising costs of health coverage went away, but for a few years the increases mitigated somewhat.
At least two Republican-controlled state House seats in West Michigan are expected to be competitive in the Nov. 8 election as Democrats set lofty goals to retake a majority in the lower chamber.
An analysis of 2015 financial information shows the state’s expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare drove strong profits for one sector of the Michigan economy: health management organizations (HMOs).
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan plans to ramp up a telemedicine service that enables members to connect electronically with physicians to discuss minor medical issues.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is seeking state regulatory approval for a relatively small average rate increase of 2.9 percent for small businesses in 2017.
In the 13 years since she first passed her boards, Dr. Megan Edison has gone from “super proud” to frustrated.
In 2015, Blue Care Network spent $55.4 million for just 712 members who each took a specialized drug to treat Hepatitis C.
Priority Health posted strong earnings and membership growth in 2015 for both its commercial and Medicaid health plans.