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'Chilling effect on patients': Following backlash, insurance giant UnitedHealthcare delays policy to scrutinize ER claims

UnitedHealthcare's new policy, which could reject as many as 1 in 10 claims, was labeled as "dangerous" by the American Hospital Association.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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UnitedHealthcare delaying policy to stop paying for 'non-emergency' care in ERs

Leading physician and hospital groups spoke out in opposition to the plan to end payments for non-emergency care, which the health insurer said would save money while steering patients to the right site for care.
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UnitedHealthcare delays policy to stop paying for 'non-emergency' care in ERs

Leading physician and hospital groups spoke out in opposition to the plan to end payments for non-emergency care, which the health insurer said would save money while steering patients to the right site for care.
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Insurance giant's new ER policy called 'dangerous' by critics. It says as many as 1 in 10 claims could be rejected.

UnitedHealthcare's new policy is "dangerous," the American Hospital Association says. As many as 1 in 10 claims could be rejected.       [Author: Naples Daily News]
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Emergency Physicians Oppose New UnitedHealth Policy Enabling Retroactive ED Claims Denial

UnitedHealthcare is instituting a new policy beginning July 1 that changes how the payer assesses emergency department claims, allowing it to retroactively deny ones it deems "non-emergent" or not an emergency. The American College of Emergency Physicians has made its opposition clear, stating the policy may violate federal law.
Tags: Law, UnitedHealthcare, American College of Emergency Physicians, Health Care / Medicine, Healthcare Docket


Here's where tech giants like Microsoft and Amazon stand in their race to revolutionize healthcare

Microsoft just made a huge investment to bolster its healthcare tech. Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images Here's the biggest moves tech giants have made into healthcare over the last few years. Microsoft recently agreed to buy AI firm Nuance for $19.7B to bolster healthcare tech. Amazon has made investments in a variety of spaces, while Google Health has struggled to make money. See more stories on Insider's business page. Microsoft just made its second-largest acquisition ever t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, US, Trends, Fitbit, Cnbc, Apple Apple, UnitedHealthcare, Google Google, Amazon Google, Microsoft Microsoft, Mark Benjamin, Google health, Microsoft Amazon Google


Lawsuit: Like A ‘Boa Constrictor,’ UnitedHealthcare Squeezed Anesthesia Group Out Of Competition

But, according to UnitedHealthcare, the lawsuits are an attempt to get the insurer to meet the anesthesia group's high rate demands.
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People who've had COVID-19 need just one shot, research suggests

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and today in healthcare news:Research suggest people who've already had COVID-19 only need one shot;What you can and can't do once vaccinated;Alloy joins a wave of biotech startups that are doing more than just developing one drug.If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comments, tips, or want to catch up? Email me at [email protected] or tweet @lydiaramsey125. Now, let's get to it... A woman receiv...
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Why Hospitals Want CMS, FTC To Examine 2 UnitedHealthcare Policies

Two UnitedHealthcare policies have raised several concerns among providers, including that they may display anti-competitive behavior and could block patient access to certain healthcare services. The American Hospital Association is asking the FTC and CMS to review and potentially block these policies.
Tags: Law, Cms, Ftc, UnitedHealthcare, The American Hospital Association, Health Care / Medicine, Healthcare Docket


What we know about vaccines and variants

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Hello, Man, what an end to the week. The coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa was found in the US, and we got vaccine results from Novavax, and from Johnson & Johnson's one-shot coronavirus vaccine.We'll get into all that and more, but first - new to our newsletter? You sign up here for daily dispatches from the healthcare team.Also - we're hiring another reporter for the team! Are you a journalist looking to dig deep on digital health, break...
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The winners and losers of a quiet JPMorgan week

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Hello, Well, it wasn't quite the rain-soaked, networking-filled week I've grown accustomed to preparing for every January when trekking out to the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. But I will say I'm pretty grateful to come out of this week without a ruined pair of shoes and without the classic post-JPM cold.Thanks to all who shared their plans for this week. I got the sense that everyone seemed to be having a slowed-down week with some meetings, but more t...
Tags: Startups, UK, US, Trends, Walmart, Joe Biden, Walgreens, Vc, Healthcare, Medicare, Fda, Pfizer, Biotech, Biden, Khosla, Vinod Khosla


Health insurers are rolling back coverage as telehealth visits skyrocket during the pandemic. Here's what the change could mean for patients.

Widespread adoption of telehealth has been difficult thanks to limitations on insurance coverage and technology access. Marko Geber/Getty Images Telehealth has offered a safe and convenient option to address health concerns during the global pandemic. But new policy changes are pushing big private insurers to roll back on their telehealth coverage for non-COVID-related appointments. Insurers, healthcare providers, and hospital systems are dealing with enormous financial pressures as they f...
Tags: West Virginia, Trends, Strategy, Healthcare Industry, Health Insurance, Medicare, West Virginia University, Medicaid, Steve Davis, Nordic, UnitedHealthcare, Mallow, Contributor, The American Hospital Association, Telehealth, Tech Insider


UnitedHealthcare launches big Medicare expansion

The nation's largest insurer will sell health plans in 271 new counties, including seven in Minnesota.
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Leading Tech Companies Are Highlighting Blue Light Awareness

Be honest, how long do you spend staring at a device with a monitor? Unfortunately for most of us, it is more than we care to admit. And it is becoming a problem because of the blue light they produce. Some of the leading tech companies in the world along with health experts are coming together to highlight the dangers of blue light along with solutions. The Blue Light Summit 2020 is going to explore the connection between screen time, blue light exposure and overall health. This is what these ...
Tags: Sales, Hp, Dell, Lenovo, UnitedHealthcare, Small Business News, Rheinland Eyesafe Display, Rheinland


Four steps for drafting an ethical data practices blueprint

Joel Shapiro Contributor Joel Shapiro, JD, Ph.D., is Clinical Associate Professor of Data Analytics at the Kellogg School of Management, where he runs Kellogg’s Analytical Consulting Lab. Joel is also Chief Analytics Officer of Varicent, a leading sales performance management software provider. Reid Blackman Contributor Reid Blackman, Ph.D., founder and CEO of Virtue, works with companies to integrate ethical risk mitig...
Tags: Tech, Goldman Sachs, Data Analytics, UnitedHealthcare, Kellogg School of Management, Optum, Joel Shapiro, Kellogg 's Analytical Consulting Lab Joel, Reid Blackman Contributor Reid Blackman Ph D


Meet 14 top Microsoft execs and other power players who left the company since Satya Nadella took over as CEO — and where they are now (MSFT)

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has helped transform the company into a $1.6 trillion cloud powerhouse. Part of that effort included cultivating new talent, even as much of Microsoft's old guard departed for greener pastures. Business Insider compiled a list of 14 of the most significant executive departures since Nadella took over as CEO – and what those executives are doing now.  Business Insider has been exploring the cultural change led by Nadella within Microsoft since he became CEO in Februa...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Nordstrom, Microsoft, Washington, Ebay, China, Nokia, Satya Nadella, Cortana, Trends, Linkedin, Hillary Clinton, Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, Microsoft Office


"A little more than a year after its opening, a Far East Side Madison low-income housing complex has been declared a chronic nuisance..."

"... and its owner could face fines and other charges if it doesn't make changes to improve quality of life and public safety there.... In its April 9 notice declaring the property a nuisance, the city points to three of the most serious incidents: a 4-year-old accidentally shot in the foot on Feb. 26; a tenant's nephew shot in the leg outside the tenant's apartment on March 17, and an argument between two tenants over loud music that escalated into a physical fight on March 31.... The six-build...
Tags: Real Estate, Crime, Law, Madison, UnitedHealthcare, Wisconsin State Journal, Ann Althouse, Capital Times, Ellen Sexton, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Wisconsin, Jennifer Zilavy


UnitedHealthcare Step Up for Better Health Sweepstakes (111 Winners)

Pledge to Step Up for Better Health and enter for a chance to win wellness-related prizes from UnitedHealthcare including a Peloton Bike, Apple Watch and $25 Foot Locker Gift Cards. There are... Click to read more...
Tags: Frugality, UnitedHealthcare, Better Health, Electronics & Technology, One Entry Per Person, Ending in April, Hobbies & Sports, Cash & Gift Cards


Meet 13 significant execs who left Microsoft under Satya Nadella as the old guard departed – and find out what they're doing now (MSFT)

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has helped transform the company into a trillion-dollar cloud powerhouse. Part of that effort included cultivating new talent, even as much of Microsoft's old guard departed for greener pastures. Business Insider compiled a list of 13 of the most significant executive departures since Nadella took over as CEO – and what those executives are doing now.  Business Insider has been exploring the cultural change led by Nadella within Microsoft since he became CEO in Febr...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Nordstrom, Microsoft, Washington, Ebay, China, Nokia, Satya Nadella, Cortana, Trends, Linkedin, Hillary Clinton, Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, Microsoft Office


Tech giants like Google and Amazon are beefing up their healthcare strategies. Here's how 7 tech titans are tackling the $3.6 trillion industry.

Big tech giants have their eyes on the $3.6 trillion US healthcare industry.  As healthcare costs keep rising for Americans, tech companies are betting they can have a part in fixing the broken pieces of the industry.  Already, lawmakers and the public are raising concerns about tech giants' role in healthcare. In November, news that Google had been working with a large health system and had access to millions of patients' data brought into question whether consumers are comfortable putting he...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Microsoft, US, America, Trends, Google Search, Walmart, Walgreens, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration


Caring Causes: MN Vikings, United Healthcare, and the Salvation Army

The Minnesota Vikings are teaming up with UnitedHealthcare to package and distribute hundreds of Thanksgiving meals for families in need in the Twin Cities area. They will be donating meals that include turkeys for up to 250 preregistered families at two Salvation Army locations, one in St. Paul and the other in Minneapolis.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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UnitedHealthcare opening centers in Walgreens stores

Offerings will include wellness visits for Medicare beneficiaries.
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Meet the 34 DC healthcare power players who shape the rules for a $3.5 trillion industry that touches every American

The US spends more than $3.5 trillion on healthcare every year. Washington sets many of the rules and laws that shape the healthcare industry and determine which industry players profit. Business Insider selected 34 healthcare power players shaping healthcare policy and legislation in DC. The list includes doctors, CEOs, lobbyists, and lawyers who have made significant contributions to healthcare policy, which ultimately affects every American. Read on to see the full list of power players. Cl...
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Alignment Healthcare raised $270 million to upend healthcare for seniors. CEO John Kao told us how it's taking on the red-hot Medicare Advantage market.

Alignment Healthcare provides health-insurance plans and services designed to help coordinate care, focused on Americans over age 65. The company is backed by private-equity firms Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic. Since its founding in 2013, the company's grown to 61,000 members, with plans to make $800 million in revenue in 2019.  Here's how it plans to keep growing in the competitive Medicare Advantage market, where it faces rivals like Humana, CVS Health's Aetna, and UnitedHealth. Visit ...
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UnitedHealthcare plan faces Medicare sanction

Minnetonka-based health insurer says one of its health plans fell out of compliance with rules due to a federal tax benefit.
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Judge recuses himself from health insurance cancer-denial case because he considers the company "immoral" and "barbaric"

US District Judge Robert N Scola recused himself from a class action suit against Unitedhealthcare that alleges that Unitedhealthcare denied them promising proton beam cancer treatments by falsely claiming that they were "experimental." In his recusal, Scola revealed that he was a prostate cancer survivor who was cornered into accepting surgical prostate removal because his own insurer refused the proton beam treatments his doctors recommended; he also discussed a friend whom Unitedhealthca...
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Judge rips insurance company for 'immoral, barbaric' cancer denials

A federal judge blasted UnitedHealthcare last month for its "immoral and barbaric" denials of treatment for cancer patients. He made the comments in recusing himself from hearing a class-action lawsuit because of his own cancer battle -- and in so doing thrust himself into a heated debate in the oncology world.
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Dispensed: Troubles at uBiome, pharma giant Merck's plan to upend the $20 billion HIV market, and why insurers are starting to embrace brands like SmileDirectClub

Hello, It's been another busy week of reporting for the healthcare team as we look into what's unfolding in the worlds of biotech, pharma, and healthcare. I spent some time at Rock Health's Enterprise Insights Series event in NYC, where I moderated a conversation about the convergence of health-tech and pharma. It was interesting to hear from the folks at Flatiron Health, Pear Therapeutics, and Sanofi about what makes a good partner for a startup, and why working with pharma is almost unavoidab...
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Why insurers are beginning to embrace billion-dollar healthcare startups like SmileDirectClub and Warby Parker

Massive insurers like Aetna and UnitedHealthcare are embracing direct-to-consumer brands like Warby Parker and SmileDirectClub by agreeing to pay for their products. It's happening at a time when insurers are trying to get competitive and reach members through products they find as convenient as shopping online.  It's also a show of confidence in the approaches these companies are taking, which are sometimes opposed by other clinicians. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In t...
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Ready to Disrupt Health Care? Applications open for the UnitedHealthcare Accelerator Powered by Techstars

The digital health market is transforming before our eyes. Unprecedented capital is penetrating the health-tech sector, with startups seeing over $8B in funding in 2018, exceeding 2017’s $5.7B venture funding, and digital health IPOs are starting to infiltrate Wall Street. Digital health acquisitions are making headlines as well, like that of PillPack, a Techstars portfolio company, which was acquired by Amazon in 2018 for nearly $1B. With the market primed for innovation, the UnitedH...
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