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Health insurers prepare to shift course, factor COVID costs into rates
Costs to test, treat and vaccinate members for COVID-19 drove sharp earnings declines last year for Priority Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and both intend to work ongoing pandemic-related expenses into their rate requests for next year.
Spectrum, Beaumont follow health consolidation trend
The proposed merger between Spectrum Health and Beaumont Health could add fuel to the years-long trend of consolidation in the health care industry.
Telehealth use soars during the pandemic, here to stay
Spectrum Health entered 2020 with a goal of having half of eligible primary care patient visits with its doctors occur virtually by the end of 2022.
EXPLORING WHAT’S NEXT Experts preview workplace changes as economy slowly re-emerges
People who have been working from home for weeks because of the COVID-19 pandemic will return to a decidedly different workplace than they had previously once the economy gets going again.
Lawmakers could block proposed state rule on advanced cancer treatment
State lawmakers are looking to set aside a panel’s decision that would require hospitals to earn third-party accreditation if they want to provide an emerging, complex and potentially lethal cancer treatment.
Metro, Mercy move into direct contracting with employers for health care
GRAND RAPIDS — Since September 2017, Metro Health – University of Michigan has signed up 20 employers that contract directly with the health system to provide medical care for some 4,000 employees and their dependents.
TranscendAHP helps Michigan small businesses access large group policies
Two trade groups debuted a new association health plan for Michigan small businesses as employers prepare to enter the annual open enrollment period for 2019 health insurance policies.
PE firm Auxo acquires SE Michigan stamping manufacturer
Private equity firm Auxo Investment Partners has completed its fifth acquisition in 13 months with a deal for a Warren-based stamping manufacturer.
MiBiz Growth Report: Aug. 20, 2018
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Aug. 20, 2018.
Grand Rapids-based Auxo Investment Partners acquires Williamston-based die manufacturer
GRAND RAPIDS — Manufacturer Midway Rotary Die Solutions has sold to a West Michigan-based private equity firm.
AI offers health care industry new ways to control costs, manage care
Get ready for the rise of the machines in the health care industry.
Cost should take center stage in health care debate, executives say
Federal lawmakers need to focus on what’s driving health care costs in America that in turn contributes to the rising cost of health coverage.
Cycling for a cure? Gran Fondo supports promising MSU research on melanoma
The 2,000-plus cyclers who will pedal through West Michigan this June for the Gran Fondo event will do more than just get in a day’s ride.
Roundtable: Health care industry braces for issues related to cost, quality and the ACA
It’s not as if the rising costs of health coverage went away, but for a few years the increases mitigated somewhat.
High cost or high value? Specialty drugs add to employer health care bill
In 2015, Blue Care Network spent $55.4 million for just 712 members who each took a specialized drug to treat Hepatitis C.