Revenue Cycle and Payer News – May 24, 2023

Collaboration News

Humana to Partner with Two National Durable Medical Equipment Organizations
The health and well-being company Humana Inc. (@Humana) announced that it has reached agreement with two national organizations to provide Durable Medical Equipment (DME) services to help Humana Medicare Advantage HMO members achieve their best health at home.

Easterseals and CareSource announce ten Easterseals affiliate beneficiaries to receive first wave of grants from CareSource’s $2.55m multi-year national gift to Easterseals
Easterseals, a national provider of services and advocacy for 61 million Americans with disabilities, and CareSource (@caresource), a nationally recognized leader in managed care with a legacy of providing quality health care coverage for Medicaid consumers, have announced ten Easterseals Affiliates to benefit from initial funding from the national $2.55 million donation to Easterseals announced by CareSource in late 2022.

Company News

CVS Health completes acquisition of Oak Street Health
CVS Health® (@CVSHealth) announced it has completed its acquisition of Oak Street Health.

Brent Hunter Named Cigna Healthcare General Manager for MidAmerica
Cigna Healthcare (@cigna) has named Brent Hunter as general manager for its group employer business in MidAmerica, which spans Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Economy League, Independence Blue Cross, Accelerate Health Equity announce winners of Well City Challenge 2.0
The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia (ELGP) and Accelerate Health Equity (AHE) announced the Judges’ Choice winners of the Well City Challenge 2.0, following a “Shark Tank” style pitch competition this evening in West Philadelphia. The challenge is powered by Independence Blue Cross (@ibx). The Well City Challenge 2.0 is a social impact program supporting local innovators with new ideas for healthcare solutions to overcome existing barriers to equitable care for Philadelphia’s Black and brown communities.

Superior HealthPlan Promoting Virtual Care During Mental Health Awareness Month
Superior HealthPlan (@ambettertx) helped more than 110,000 members in Texas secure behavioral health services – virtually – in 2022. As Texans take time to recognize Mental Health Awareness Month in May, Superior is committed to sharing behavioral health resources and programs that may be available for low-income individuals no matter where they are in the state.

Policy News

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Proposal to Advance Prescription Drug Transparency in Medicaid
The Biden-Harris Administration has made lowering prescription drug costs in America a key priority — and President Biden is continuing to deliver results. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is proposing steps to further drive down prescription drug costs in Medicaid and build on President Biden’s executive order to lower prescription drug costs for Americans.

To Read

New Data: College Students More Likely to Self-Report High-Risk Mental and Behavioral Health Concerns Than Parents Perceive by UnitedHealthcare (@uhc) – UnitedHealthcare announced new survey findings revealing college students are more likely to report they or a roommate or friend have encountered mental or behavioral health concerns over the past year, compared to what parents report knowing about their college-age children.

How Health Insurance Providers Are Addressing The Mental Health Needs of Children and Adolescents

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