Measurement tools used by state regulatory bodies evaluate MCO capitalization and investment
BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners makes its first investment in a identity and data management software vendor. The venture fund was created to finance technologies that will improve health informatics, health wellness and disease management means, back-office tools and transparency processes.
In the midst of current financial turmoil, the industry entrusted with the greatest accumulation of funds is the insurance industry. MCOs and HMOs should expect greater scrutiny of their finances.
Unfortunately, healthcare's complex business model, dynamic technology and regulatory changes, and potential for market disruptions render conventional strategic planning processes and financial decision-making tools less effective.
Insurers are not immune to the financial crisis, but because of a positive cash flow and liquidity, they are stillattractive to investors
More insurers are establishing operations in China, with Aetna being the latest to join the forces. Opening business in China involves substantial international expertise and patience with investments.
While it is true that actuarial calculations of medical savings from disease management have been controversial, there is enough underlying value to DM that it will not only sustain itself, but also continue to grow as the true value of the concept emerges.
While legislators and healthcare stakeholders across the country wrangle over the problem of the nation's 46.5 million uninsured, a grassroots movement called Project Access is having an impact on the health of thousands of uninsured Americans.
National Reports—Providing useful information is key to increasing satisfaction among health plan members, say industry experts.
The state of the overall economy along with industry-specific challenges, such as uncertain reimbursement fees, presents a challenge to even the most experienced healthcare executive who must set a firm budget and stabilize costs.