GRAND RAPIDS — A year ago, Joe Brennan felt excited when Spectrum Health’s MedNow recorded 50 patient visits a week as people started to use the telemedicine service.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan credits closer ties with doctors and hospitals to drive efficiency and quality improvements with leading to lower rates for small businesses.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan made $122 million in 2016 across all of its businesses, although the state’s largest health insurer again lost money on health insurance policies.
West Michigan’s cost advantages for health care services may be eroding.
Two Grand Rapids care providers have rolled out new initiatives that further expand telehealth offerings.
GRAND RAPIDS — The planned opening of two Florida centers this fall will mark the first steps in a national growth strategy for Grand Rapids-based Neurocore LLC in the years ahead.
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.