Medicare

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Announces $70 Million in Premium Relief and Rebates

(Eagan, Minnesota) August 14, 2020 — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and Blue Plus (Blue Cross) today announced plans to provide more than $38 million in premium relief for thousands of Medicare members, individual and family plan members, and fully insured businesses throughout the state. All of these one-time credits, which will range […]

At The Table – Special Edition

SHELTER IN PLACE The Medical Alley Association Releases Statement on Shelter in Place As many of you know, several state and local governments are currently considering shelter-in-place orders to prevent the spread of coronavirus among their populations; some governments have already issued such orders. As Minnesota continues to develop their own approach to this challenging […]

Move to Value-Based Care Accelerates in Medical Alley Thanks to Proposed Changes to Federal Rules

Standing in Mayo Clinic’s downtown Minneapolis facility, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Eric D. Hargan, and Director of White House Domestic Policy Council Joe Grogan announced proposed rule changes to the Medicare physician self-referral law (commonly known as Stark Law) and the federal […]

Fulcrum Health introduces TruTouch Massage Therapy Network; Extends Call for Patient-Focused Massage Therapists

A new network of qualified massage therapists will advocate for expanding massage therapy coverage for Medicare Advantage members Plymouth, MN (June 27, 2019) — Massage therapy has grown to an $18 billion industry in the United States and is increasingly recognized as an effective alternative to conventional medicine for treating a number of common conditions. […]

Up & Running with Brian Brockway, President and CEO of VivaQuant

Brian Brockway is the founder of Data Sciences Intl. (DSI), the leading provider of wireless implantable sensors and systems for preclinical testing of new drugs and biomedical research. He bootstrapped DSI with SBIR grants into a highly profitable business with over $40 million in revenue where he developed domestic and international direct sales and distribution […]

Patients and Primary Care Physicians at the Center of New CMS Innovation Models

By David O. Ault and Steve Lokensgard Value-based care is a term used frequently in healthcare to refer to care that is of equal or higher quality for the same or lower cost. In a value-based model, payers provide financial incentives to physicians and hospitals to figure out how to replace a knee for the […]

Old Buildings, New Ways to Deliver Integrated Care

By Andrew Walker, Alex Kurth and Josh Brix, West Monroe Partners The concept of adaptive reuse is defined as “the practice of identifying, acquiring, renovating, and placing back into service a building or similar structure for a purpose different than that for which is was originally designed.” Simply put: ‘old buildings, new ways.’ Despite being […]

For The Record with Jeff Fritz, CEO, Revel Health

Jeff joined Revel in early 2017 to define and lead the next strategic leap of the company. An experienced, innovation-centric CEO, Jeff leverages experience in health care and financial services technology to help the company meet the market where it is and where it is likely to be. Jeff is credited with several growth technology […]

Bright Health Announces $200 Million Series C Funding Round as Unique Care Partner Health Plan Model Ushers in the Next Generation of Healthcare

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Bright Health, an insurance company that provides exclusive Care Partner Health Plans for everyday individuals at competitive prices, today announced it has raised $200 million in an oversubscribed Series C funding round. The financing includes two new investors, Declaration Partners and Meritech Capital, as well as existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, Cross Creek […]

Health Care Startup Day Minnesota Highlights Innovative Work in Minnesota

This week, the University of Minnesota and the Medical Alley Association had the privilege of hosting the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) for Health Care Startup Day Minnesota. The event took place on University of Minnesota’s campus and drew the largest crowd HHS had seen for one of these events to date. […]

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