Gene therapy policy

July 23rd, 2019 by

New gene therapies are emerging. It is important for you to determine whether and how these costly therapies are covered.

Information about LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics data breach

July 12th, 2019 by

LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics have provided information about a data breach that occurred at their third-party billing collections vendor. When the breach was discovered they stopped working with that vendor. Read the details they provided.

Technology contributes to health plan satisfaction

January 16th, 2019 by

According to a new JD Power consumer study, advanced technology platforms can improve health plan performance for payors. They play a key role in health plan member satisfaction. To improve the customer experience, MagnaCare has recently rolled out a new service technology platform that offers: Easier navigation Self-service tools that allow members to manage their …

Proactive Ways to Fight the Opioid Crisis

September 5th, 2018 by

Did you know that there are more accidental deaths from prescription opioids (20,101 in 2016) than from heroin overdoses (12,990 in 2016)? And that more than 80% of heroin users start out abusing prescription painkillers? The financial ramifications are staggering as well – with much higher work absenteeism and many times more emergency room visits, …

Colorectal screening recommendations

September 5th, 2018 by

As medical guidelines evolve, MagnaCare aims to keep you informed and recommend the best course of care for your members. The American Cancer Society recently released new guidelines regarding colorectal cancer screening for average-risk individuals, lowering the recommended age for screening from age 50 to age 45. The cost implications of these recommendations are potentially …