Jeff Lagasse

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Name: Jeff Lagasse
Date registered: February 23, 2021
URL: https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/

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  1. Blue Shield of California’s Wellvolution debuts new features for type 2 diabetes — April 20, 2021
  2. Cigna, Oscar plan to expand affordable coverage for small businesses in Connecticut — April 20, 2021
  3. AHA urges CMS to reinstate pause in surveys if COVID-19 cases surge — April 19, 2021
  4. OIG claims Humana overcharged Medicare by almost $108 million — April 19, 2021
  5. Cigna launches COVID-19 vaccine transportation for Medicare Advantage members — April 19, 2021

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Blue Shield of California’s Wellvolution debuts new features for type 2 diabetes

Blue Shield of California is enhancing its Wellvolution program by adding two new services that provide personalized care and nutrition support for members living with or at risk for Type 2 diabetes. 
Wellvolution is a digital lifestyle medicine and he…

Cigna, Oscar plan to expand affordable coverage for small businesses in Connecticut

Major health insurer Cigna will be teaming with insurance company Oscar to offer small business health insurance to Connecticut employers later this year, in a new offering called Cigna + Oscar that will come into effect on July 1. 

AHA urges CMS to reinstate pause in surveys if COVID-19 cases surge

In a letter sent to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Monday, the American Hospital Association said that there should be more suspensions on hospital surveys in the event of a surge in cases of COVID-19.

OIG claims Humana overcharged Medicare by almost $108 million

A new audit from Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General alleges that a Humana health plan for Florida seniors improperly collected almost $198 million in 2015 by failing to comply with some federal coding requirements and overstatin…

Cigna launches COVID-19 vaccine transportation for Medicare Advantage members

In an effort to help older Americans get access to the COVID-19 vaccine, Cigna is providing transportation to and from vaccine sites at no extra cost to customers in most of its Medicare Advantage plans across the U.S.
Cigna is working with its Medicar…

Scientists see little evidence of a link between Johnson & Johnson vaccine and blood clots

The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine remains on pause due to concerns over several rare blood clotting cases that have developed in a handful of people who have received the vaccine, but scientists writing in the New England Journal of Medicine have …

CVS now carrying over-the-counter COVID-19 tests

For much of the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans have had to go to established testing sites to be tested for the coronavirus, a process that can be time-consuming in driving time and wait times for both the test and the results. CVS Pharmacy, the retail a…

Round 2 of the COVID-19 telehealth program application portal will open April 29

The Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau will begin accepting applications for Round 2 of the COVID-19 Telehealth Program on Thursday, April 29 at 12 p.m. ET.
The filing window will last seven days and close on Thursday, May …

Providers press Biden Administration for second chance at Direct Contracting model

Dozens of provider groups, including America’s Physician Groups, American Academy of Home Care Medicine and VillageMD, have signed onto a letter imploring the Biden Administration to open up one more chance for providers to sign up for the Direct Contr…

UnitedHealth Group posts $4.9 billion profit in the first quarter, beating expectations

UnitedHealth Group beat industry projections by earning $4.9 billion in profit during the first quarter, according to an earnings report released Thursday. That’s an increase of $3.4 billion from the same quarter in 2020.

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