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Winners for NC gov't employee health insurance plan named

Mar. 11, 2020 4:42 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — New service contracts awarded for North Carolina's health insurance plan for state employees, teachers and retirees should save state government and enrollees significant money over time, State Treasurer Dale Folwell says. Folwell announced over the past week winning bids to administer...

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks during a television interview outside the White House in Washington, Monday, March, 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Amid virus crisis, officials announce health care tech rules

Mar. 9, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With coronavirus topping Americans' concerns, senior Trump administration officials tried to switch subjects Monday by announcing final rules aimed at delivering on the unfulfilled promise of electronic health records. It did not go smoothly as reporters veered back to the global outbreak...

Delaware prison officials switch medical care providers

Mar. 2, 2020 6:02 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's corrections department is ending its contract with the company that provides medical and behavioral health care to prison inmates and has chosen a new provider, officials said Monday. Department of Correction Commissioner Claire DeMatteis said the DOC and Connections Community...

Some doctors worried by Indiana 'surprise' billing proposal

Feb. 25, 2020 1:55 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Some Indiana doctors are raising fears about possible loss of emergency services under a plan to limit “surprise” medical bills that can plague patients who have been unknowingly treated by providers from outside their insurance networks. The proposed state law is a top...

Massachusetts Senate approves mental health parity bill

Feb. 13, 2020 6:18 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Individuals suffering from mental health issues would have access to health care on par with those suffering from physical ailments like high blood pressure or diabetes under a bill approved unanimously Thursday by the Massachusetts Senate. Supporters say the bill would help remove existing...

Senate OKs bill to limit companies running Medicaid program

Feb. 12, 2020 7:37 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Urged to reduce Medicaid bureaucracy, the Kentucky Senate passed a bill Wednesday to limit the number of managed care organizations hired by the state to run its massive Medicaid program. The bill cleared the Senate on a 29-7 vote and now heads to the House. It would allow the state...

FILE - In this May 30, 2019, file photo, the new HealthHUB is shown inside a CVS store in Spring, Texas. CVS Health reports financial results on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

CVS Health swings to 4Q profit, lays out leadership changes

Feb. 12, 2020 11:07 AM EST

CVS Health swung to a fourth-quarter profit and is starting the new year with a management shakeup for its largest business. The company will replace Derica Rice with Dr. Alan Lotvin as the leader of its pharmacy benefit management segment. CVS Health also named former Concerto Healthcare executive Alec...