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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). 

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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.

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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.

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In the 13 years since she first passed her boards, Dr. Megan Edison has gone from “super proud” to frustrated.

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In 2015, Blue Care Network spent $55.4 million for just 712 members who each took a specialized drug to treat Hepatitis C.

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Priority Health posted strong earnings and membership growth in 2015 for both its commercial and Medicaid health plans. 

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Armed with a new analysis that shows wide disparities in the costs of treatments in urban and rural areas in West Michigan, insurers now have an opportunity to examine the causes of those variances.

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An annual report by Grand Valley State University provides further data on how widely spending on health care can vary from one market to another — even those within relatively close proximity.

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As she transitions next month to chief executive of one of the state’s largest health insurers, Joan Budden wants to reach out to clients and care providers to get their view of how Priority Health is doing.

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Hospital systems across West Michigan increasingly have turned to telemedicine to provide broader access to health care and better connect doctors to patients. Under Spectrum Health’s MedNow virtual health service, a patient can connect with a Spectrum Health doctor for an online video visit for minor or low-acuity medical conditions such as a cold, the flu or a rash.

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