Revenue Cycle and Payer News 9-24-2019

 Financial News:

UnitedHealth Group Schedules Third Quarter 2019 Earnings Release and Conference Call for October 15, 2019
UnitedHealth Group (@UnitedHealthGrp) will release its third quarter 2019 financial results on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, before the market opens, and will host a teleconference at 8:45 a.m. ET to discuss the results with analysts and investors. This call will be webcast on the Investors page of the company’s web site ( The replay will be available through October 29th on the web site or by dialing 1-800-839-1162.

To Read:

An Overview of Healthcare Insurance
Healthcare insurance applies to everyone so it’s important to have a basic understanding. Knowing proper insurance terminology is beneficial so you can properly communicate with your provider. United Systems and Software, Inc. (@USSI_Solutions) provides an infographic giving an overview of health insurance.

In the News:

Cigna Health Services Business Pioneers an Innovative Solution to Affordably Bring Life-Changing Therapies to Patients
Cigna’s (@cigna) health services business is introducing Embarc Benefit ProtectionSM, a new offering that brings together the health services, medical management and specialty pharmacy expertise of Express Scripts, eviCore, Accredo and CuraScript SD to make breakthrough medicines more affordable and ensure access for those who need it.

NBA Point Guard and Former Villanova Wildcat Donte DiVincenzo Helps CVS Health Kick Off Free Health Screenings in Philadelphia
News for all you Nova fans out there! As part of a commitment to building healthier communities, CVS Health (@cvshealth) celebrated the expansion of its annual Project Health free health screening campaign with a community event that took place on Friday, September 20th at CVS Pharmacy, 7520 City Line Ave., Philadelphia. Friday’s event was one of 48 free health screenings taking place in the Philadelphia area between now and the end of the year.


Humana Elects Karen W. Katz to Board of Directors
Humana Inc. (@humana) announced that Karen W. Katz has been elected as a member of the company’s board of directors.

State News:

Blue Shield of California Debuts rideQ Medical Transportation Program with Lyft in Sacramento for Eligible Members Who Need Rides to Doctor’s Appointments
Blue Shield of California, in collaboration with the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Institute (@BCBSAssociation) and Lyft, is launching an innovative pilot program for its eligible members in the Sacramento area to provide convenient rides – at no additional cost to members – to their doctors’ offices and healthcare locations. The name of the program is rideQSM, and this is the first time that this medical transportation program has been available in Sacramento.

United Health Foundation and The Health Wagon Announce $1 Million Multiyear Partnership to Expand Access to Quality Care in Southwest Virginia
The United Health Foundation and The Health Wagon announced a new partnership to expand access to vital health care services for thousands of people in communities throughout southwest Virginia.

Medica Increases Presence in Nebraska
Medica (@Medica4Me) announced it would increase its presence in Nebraska for the 2020 coverage year with expanded offerings in its Medicare plans. Medica currently serves Medicare-eligible individuals in 12 counties and individuals who purchase coverage on their own through the health insurance marketplace ( in all 93 Nebraska counties.

Making the Cut:

Anthem, Inc. Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) in Recognition of its Commitment to Building A Healthier, More Sustainable Future
Anthem, Inc. (@AnthemInc) was named to the 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). The recognition acknowledges Anthem’s dedication to improving the lives of the people in the communities it serves, continually improving the sustainability of its business and providing equal opportunities for all. The DJSI, which represents the gold standard for corporate sustainability, is based on an analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance. This marks the second consecutive year Anthem’s leadership in sustainability has been recognized by DJSI.

Humana Earns Platinum Status for the Seventh Straight Year from the National Business Group on Health
Humana Inc. has been named a Platinum recipient in the 2019 Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-Being awards presented by the National Business Group on Health. This is the seventh straight year Humana has won this highest honor, which recognizes companies providing the best workforce health and employee well-being initiatives in the nation.


Upcoming Events

TPA Connect
When: November 5 – 6, 2019
Save when you register by July 29, 2019.
Where: Lord Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore
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TPA Connect – HCAA is proud to announce its inaugural TPA Connect event. This intimate gathering of TPA leaders serves as an important step in expanding the networking, education and advocacy reach of HCAA to new faces in new markets.