Healthcare reform in the United States

eHealth, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2021 Results

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 9:12pm

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --eHealth, Inc.(Nasdaq: EHTH), a leading private online health insurance marketplace, today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021.

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  • SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --eHealth, Inc.(Nasdaq: EHTH), a leading private online health insurance marketplace, today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021.
  • A webcast and conference call will be held today, Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern / 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time to discuss these results.
  • The live webcast and supporting presentation slides will be available on the Investor Relations section of eHealth's website at http://ir.ehealthinsurance.com .
  • Since 1997, we have connected more than 8 million members with quality, affordable health insurance, Medicare options, and ancillary plans.

Ginger Partners with AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia to Bring Free On-Demand Mental Healthcare to 110,000 Medicaid Plan Enrollees

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 1:00pm

Ginger , the leader in on-demand mental healthcare, today announced a partnership with AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia (DC) to bring Gingers full suite of virtual mental health services to 110,000 Medicaid plan enrollees.

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  • Ginger , the leader in on-demand mental healthcare, today announced a partnership with AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia (DC) to bring Gingers full suite of virtual mental health services to 110,000 Medicaid plan enrollees.
  • Now, AmeriHealth Caritas DC enrollees have access to Ginger's behavioral health coaching, therapy, and psychiatry services at no cost.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210728005303/en/
    Ginger partners with AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia to bring free on-demand mental healthcare to 110,000 Medicaid plan enrollees.
  • AmeriHealth Caritas DC supports a diverse population of over 110,000 Medicaid and Alliance Managed Care enrollees in Washington, D.C.

Oak Street Health Launches “Meet Me At Oak Street” Series of Community Events for 100,000 Older Adults Across The Country

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 1:30pm

In June, Oak Street Health officially reopened all community rooms - an area where patients and community members alike can gather for activities including exercise, entertainment or computer use.

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  • In June, Oak Street Health officially reopened all community rooms - an area where patients and community members alike can gather for activities including exercise, entertainment or computer use.
  • The Meet Me At Oak Street events will provide food and entertainment, as well as an opportunity for older adults to meet with Oak Street Health care teams and get tours of the center.
  • Those interested in attending a Meet Me At Oak Street event can visit https://www.oakstreethealth.com/locations for more information about their local center or call (800) 559-2023.
  • Founded in 2012, Oak Street Health is a network of value-based primary care centers for adults on Medicare.

GoHealth's Second Quarter 2021 Earnings Release and Conference Call Scheduled for August 11, 2021

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 10:03pm

A live audio webcast of the conference call will be available via GoHealth's Investor Relations website, https://investors.gohealth.com/ .

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  • A live audio webcast of the conference call will be available via GoHealth's Investor Relations website, https://investors.gohealth.com/ .
  • A digital audio recording of the conference call will be made available following the conference call.
  • Interested parties are also invited to join the conference call by dialing 833-519-1310 and conference ID 5464567.
  • As a leading health insurance marketplace and Medicare-focused digital health company, GoHealth's mission is to improve access to healthcare in America.

Inland Empire Health Plan Announces Healthcare Scholarship Fund Recipients

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 5:00pm

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., July 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- In collaboration with three Inland Empire universities, 50 local medical students were awarded scholarships from Inland Empire Health Plan's (IEHP) Healthcare Scholarship Fund (HSF), totaling $40 million over the next 5 years.

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  • RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., July 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- In collaboration with three Inland Empire universities, 50 local medical students were awarded scholarships from Inland Empire Health Plan's (IEHP) Healthcare Scholarship Fund (HSF), totaling $40 million over the next 5 years.
  • "Growing up in the Inland Empire, I dreamed of working with the underserved," said Kathy Gomez, scholarship recipient from CSU Riverside.
  • Through the scholarship fund, aspiring healthcare professionals will be guided through the system and connected to the health plan's provider network.
  • With a mission to heal and inspire the human spirit, Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) is one of the top 10 largest Medicaid health plans and the largest not-for-profit Medicare-Medicaid plan in the country.

Remarkable Health Launches First Behavioral Health AI Documentation Tool; Makes Clinical Documentation Faster, Easier and Higher Quality

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 2:17pm

For example, rural areas have just 1.8 licensed behavioral health providers per 1,000 Medicaid enrollees (compared with 6.4 in urban counties).

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  • For example, rural areas have just 1.8 licensed behavioral health providers per 1,000 Medicaid enrollees (compared with 6.4 in urban counties).
  • "This administrative burden, coupled with the increased demand for mental health services, is leading to record levels of provider burnout and turnover.
  • Those providing critical and much-needed behavioral health services, particularly to the underserved Medicaid population, are drowning in documentation because of antiquated processes and tools.
  • Bells is the first virtual clinical documentation assistant for the behavioral health and human services industry.

Carrum Health and Vizient Collaborate to Accelerate National Rollout of Bundled Payment Centers of Excellence Platform

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 12:00pm

"As a long-standing Carrum Health partner, we value the benefits Carrum brings to our Associates' healthcare plans," said Joe Toniolo, senior director of health and welfare plans at US Foods.

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  • "As a long-standing Carrum Health partner, we value the benefits Carrum brings to our Associates' healthcare plans," said Joe Toniolo, senior director of health and welfare plans at US Foods.
  • Carrum Health will leverage Vizient's industry-leading analytics to provide value-based insights regarding high-quality, affordable care for self-insured employers.
  • "We chose Carrum Health for their approach to working with providers and because they have an established track record in this fast-growing market."
  • At Carrum Health, we have proven that high-quality care can be delivered at an affordable price for employers and their employees," said Sach Jain, CEO of Carrum Health.

Caravan Health Appoints Dr. Fred Wallisch as New ACO Medical Director

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 10:00pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 27, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Today, Caravan Health announced the appointment of Dr. Fred Wallisch as Medical Director of ACO Programs.

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  • KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 27, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Today, Caravan Health announced the appointment of Dr. Fred Wallisch as Medical Director of ACO Programs.
  • "All of us at Caravan welcome Dr. Wallisch to the team as we develop and refine our clinical strategies in the coming years," said Tim Gronniger, Caravan Health President and CEO.
  • Prior to joining Caravan, Dr. Wallisch served as a Medical Director at Evolent Health, focusing on utilization management policy and review for commercial, Medicaid, and Medicare Advantage lines of business.
  • Earlier in his career, Dr. Wallisch served as Executive Director of Population Health at Deaconess Medical Center in Evansville, IN.

Oak Street Health to Host Second Quarter 2021 Earnings Conference Call

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 9:05pm

Oak Street Health, Inc. (NYSE: OSH or the Company) will host a conference call on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at 8:00 AM Eastern Time to review the Companys fiscal second quarter 2021 financial results.

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  • Oak Street Health, Inc. (NYSE: OSH or the Company) will host a conference call on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at 8:00 AM Eastern Time to review the Companys fiscal second quarter 2021 financial results.
  • A press release announcing the fiscal second quarter results will be issued on Monday, August 9, 2021, after market close.
  • Founded in 2012, Oak Street Health is a network of value-based primary care centers for adults on Medicare.
  • Oak Street Health currently operates more than 80 centers across 13 states.

Ted Osthelder Named President of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s Medicaid Health Plan in Wisconsin

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 2:30pm

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin announced today that Ted Osthelder has been named president of the health plan, a leading managed care provider of health benefits for Wisconsin residents who participate in the states Medicaid programs.

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  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin announced today that Ted Osthelder has been named president of the health plan, a leading managed care provider of health benefits for Wisconsin residents who participate in the states Medicaid programs.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210726005036/en/
    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin announced today that Ted Osthelder has been named president of the health plan, a leading managed care provider of health benefits for Wisconsin residents who participate in the states Medicaid programs.
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin (BCBSWI), Compcare Health Services Insurance Corporation (Compcare) and Wisconsin Collaborative Insurance Company (WCIC).
  • Anthem is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin is available at www.anthem.com .