Anthem Blue Cross premiums will increase less than 10%; Several states to enter fed marketplace next year;

News From Around the Web

> California's Anthem Blue Cross announced Thursday that premiums will increase less than 10 percent on average next year, reports the Los Angeles Times. While these filings are proposals for 2015, the insurer will likely release final rates in late July. Article

> Despite not expanding Medicaid until the day after the exchange closed on March 31, enrollment is climbing in Michigan, reports MedPage Today. Michigan became the second state, after Iowa, to offer lower premiums after customers complete an annual health risk assessment with their doctors. Article

> After deciding to not participate in the Affordable Care Act's first enrollment period, New Hampshire, Michigan and Illinois plan to enter into the federal marketplaces, reports The Hill. ACA insurers in Michigan will rise from one to five next year; 13 to 18 in Michigan; and six to 10 in Illinois. Article

Anti-Fraud News

> In-home health assessments of Medicare Advantage customers generate billions of dollars in payments to insurers, but the value of these services is in dispute. Payers say visits improve elder care, while critics say house calls are a vehicle for abusive billing, according to the Center for Public Integrity. Article

> FierceHealthPayer: Anti-Fraud spoke to Patrick McIntyre, senior vice president of healthcare analytics at Indianapolis-based WellPoint, for expert advice on smart shopping for anti-fraud data analytics and how to work well with vendors. Article

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