Medicare Advantage funding could be cut

Supporters of Medicare Advantage program are roundly criticizing President Obama’s fiscal 2016 budget plan to slash more than $36 billion in its funding over the coming decade. In a Feb. …

Health insurers trying new ways to pay

Health insurers are experimenting with new formulas for reimbursing doctors and hospitals, slowly moving away from the traditional approach of basing payments on the numbers of tests and procedures performed, …

Aetna names chief medical officer

Hartford health insurer Aetna said it has hired Dr. Harold L. Paz as executive vice president and chief medical officer. Paz, who will join Aetna from his position as CEO …