Susan Morse

November 30, 2017
A six-month medical transportation collaboration between Cigna-HealthSpring and Lyft has resulted in 14,500 free rides and more than 90 percent member satisfaction rate. Lyft has been transporting Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage members to doctor's appointments and the pharmacy in seven states and the District of Columbia since May. The move is to ensure at-risk members can keep their...
November 29, 2017
Optum on Tuesday launched the venture fund Optum Ventures, which has $250 million to invest in digital health startup companies. The venture fund will invest in companies that use data and insights to help improve consumers’ access to healthcare services and how care is delivered and paid for, according to a statement from UnitedHealth Group, Optum’s parent company. Optum CEO Larry Renfro is...
June 16, 2017
Cleveland Clinic is venturing into the health insurance business for the first time with Oscar Health. The organizations announced this week they will offer co-branded health insurance plans to consumers in northeast Ohio, marking Cleveland Clinic's first entrée into the payer market with a product bearing its name. The health plans are expected to be sold on the Ohio health insurance exchange as...
February 7, 2017
Another report suggest value-based payment models will continue even, if in a different form, under the new administration's governance of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, according to a Health Affairs report. "The election of Donald Trump might change the strategy of advancing healthcare reform, but the movement toward value-based care both preceded the Affordable Care Act and...