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New Arizona law: insurance must cover cancer biomarker tests

May. 06, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A bill signed into law by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday requires health insurers and the state's Medicaid plan to pay for so-called “biomarker tests” that are needed for many modern cancer treatments. The legislation's signing was hailed by the American...

Pharmacist gets 10 years for $180M health care fraud scheme

Apr. 26, 2022 17:25 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former Mississippi pharmacist has been sentenced to the maximum 10 years in prison for a $180 million health insurance fraud scheme involving unnecessary prescriptions for expensive pain creams and other medications. Mitchell...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Apr. 26, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

Anderson Herald Bulletin. April 25, 2022. Editorial: Hospitals, insurers must cut prices or be made to Indiana General Assembly leaders sent a strong, clear message to hospitals and insurers, calling on them to work together to lower health care prices or the General...

UnitedHealth tops Q1 forecasts, raises 2022 outlook

Apr. 14, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

UnitedHealth Group delivered a better-than-expected first quarter and raised its 2022 forecast, as growth in Medicare Advantage and care delivery once again helped the health care giant. The nation’s largest health insurance provider said Thursday that enrollment in its Medicare...

Whitmer signs bill to speed pre-approvals of health care

Apr. 07, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan insurers that require health providers to get pre-approval to cover treatment will have to promptly respond to doctors’ requests or those requests will be automatically granted under legislation signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday. ...

MaineHealth threatens to leave insurer Anthem

Apr. 06, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's largest hospital is leaving the state's largest health insurer next year in a dispute over bill practices and delayed payments, its corporate parent announced Wednesday. MaineHealth accused Anthem of underpaying and refusing to pay Maine Medical...

Georgia governor signs sweeping mental health bill into law

Apr. 04, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Monday signed into law a bill aimed at bolstering the state's dismal mental health care system by pressuring private insurers to improve coverage for mental health conditions. HB 1013 — championed by Republican House Speaker David Ralston...

Insurance deal ends for Mississippi health system's patients

Apr. 01, 2022 16:22 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The insurance agreement between Mississippi’s academic medical center and Blue Cross & Blue Shield has ended, with the hospital saying some patients will pay more and others might have to leave Mississippi for certain services. The contract between the...

COVID pandemic's end may bring turbulence for US health care

Mar. 31, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the end of the COVID-19 pandemic comes, it could create major disruptions for a cumbersome U.S. health care system made more generous, flexible and up-to-date technologically through a raft of temporary emergency measures. Winding down those policies could...

UnitedHealthcare fined over substance use disorder coverage

Mar. 31, 2022 12:59 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island regulators ordered UnitedHealthcare to pay $100,000 to resolve allegations that the insurer didn't follow state law when determining coverage for substance use disorder treatment. Rhode Island's Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner...