Payers & Providers: DMHC Fining More Reluctant Payers

By Ron Shinkman Moves Toward Record Number of Penalties For Late Claims For years, health plans in California have been required to pay providers in a timely manner for services that have been rendered. After a years-long lull, the agency regulating such payments has been issuing significant penalties and fines. The Department of Managed Health … Continue reading

Payers & Providers: Health Net Releases Strong Earnings

By Payers & Providers Staff ACA Boosts Individual, Medicaid Enrollment Numbers Buoyed by growth in commercial and Medicaid enrollment as part of the Affordable Care Act, Woodland Hills-based Health Net posted strong numbers for the second quarter ending June 30. Health Net reported net income for the quarter of… Continue reading here: http://www.payersandproviders.com/news-article.php?news_id=714&region=3

Payers & Providers: Care Disparities Narrowing, But Still Big

By Ron Shinkman     A new report issued by the California Health Care Foundation concludes that although some healthcare disparities in the Golden State have narrowed in recent years, wide gaps among minorities persist. The 46-page report, “Quality of Care: Steps in the Right Direction,” notes that while some healthcare gains have been made among Californians in recent years, … Continue reading

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