05 Sep Health Data News Roundup: Beneficiaries Satisfied with MA Plans; Anthem Launching AI-Enabled Plans; and Centene Providing MA Plans for Veterans
Welcome to the Health Data Weekly News Roundup from IMAT Solutions. As the power of data continues to grow in the healthcare arena, today’s care organizations need to be on the forefront of all news and trends to help ensure that their data analytics efforts deliver accountable and informed care. Each week, we will provide you with the actionable news you need to meet these goals.
Beneficiaries Are Satisfied With Medicare Advantage Plans, Coverage
Medicare Advantage plans received generally positive satisfaction scores, with beneficiaries giving high ratings on trust, ease of doing business, and meeting product and coverage needs, according to a JD Power study.
Nearly Half of Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries Disenroll From Their Plans Within 5 Years: Study
In a somewhat contradictory study from the one above, a recent JAMA study found that many Medicare Advantage beneficiaries disenroll from their plans within five years of enrolling.
Anthem Launching AI-Enabled Virtual-First Plans in Two More States
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield recently announced that its Anthem Link Virtual First health plans will be eligible for members in select commercial health plans in two additional U.S. states .
Humana Launches In-Home Primary Care Through CenterWell
Last week, Humana announced that CenterWell will offer in-home primary care to seniors who receive care at select locations in Georgia and Louisiana. The program will initially launch in Atlanta, Savannah and Columbus in Georgia as well as Baton Rouge and New Orleans in Louisiana.
Top 5 Largest Health Insurance Payers in the United States
The top five health insurance payers hold the largest net revenue and members, and here is the full list from Health Payer Intelligence.
Cigna Removes Prior Authorization for 25 Percent of Medical Services
Cigna Healthcare is removing prior authorization requirements for nearly 25 percent of medical services, facilitating access to care for members. As a result, an additional 600 codes will no longer require prior authorization or precertification.
Centene Partnering with American Legion on Medicare Advantage Plans for Veterans
Wellcare, Centene’s Medicare Advantage business, is partnering with the American Legion on Medicare Advantage plans designed to complement benefits veterans receive through the VA. The payer will also support a program designed to provide mental health support to veterans and reduce veteran suicide.