Aetna Update: January 1, 2018 Behavioral Health Services Reclassification

Photo by Nik Shuliahin on Unsplash Here are upcoming changes in the way Aetna pays certain Behavioral Health outpatient benefits. Upon plan renewal on or after January 1, 2018, the following Behavioral Health services will be classified as behavioral health outpatient “all other” for purposes of Federal Mental Health Parity law: Partial hospitalization programs (PHP) Intensive outpatient programs (IOP) Applied behavior analysis (ABA)... Read More

UnitedHealthcare Exchange Announcement

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On Thursday, 19 November, UnitedHealth Group announced their 2015 earnings update and initial 2016 view.  As their 2016 earnings projections for the exchange segment were lower than expected, UnitedHealth Group is “evaluating the viability of the insurance exchange product segment,” as stated in the Q4 Earnings Update Release.  They expect to make a decision whether to continue to offer health... Read More