Tech Firms Strike Revenue Management Deals With Insurers

Humana Inc. and Blue Shield of California recently became the latest payers to ink deals with prior authorization (PA) and billing tech vendors, following a national trend. Experts tell AIS Health that such deals by insurers are key to managing utilization and spending; improving patients’ and providers’ experiences; and complying with federal mandates for interoperability, price transparency and cost estimation — and could be a strategic differentiator for proactive carriers.

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Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson

Peter has worked as a journalist since 2011 and has covered health care since 2020. At AIS Health, Peter covers trends in finance, business and policy that affect the health insurance and pharma sectors. For Health Plan Weekly, he covers all aspects of the U.S. health insurance sector, including employer-sponsored insurance, Medicaid managed care, Medicare Advantage and the Affordable Care Act individual marketplaces. In Radar on Drug Benefits, Peter covers the operations of (and conflicts between) pharmacy benefit managers and pharmaceutical manufacturers, with a particular focus on pricing dynamics and market access. Before joining AIS Health, Peter covered transportation, public safety and local government for various outlets in Seattle, his hometown and current place of residence. He graduated with a B.A. from Colby College.

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