Coventry Health proposes 18 percent rate hike for 2016; Humana only commercial payer to make athenhealth's top 10 PayerView report;

News From Around the Web

> Iowa-based Coventry Health Care hopes to raise rates by at least 18 percent next year, the insurer told the state's Insurance Division, according to the Des Moines Register. The state's main insurer cited rising medical costs and complying with state and federal rules as the main reasons for raising premiums. Article

> A new bill passed the Texas Senate this week that plans to add a label to residents' insurance cards that distinguish them as having qualified health plans purchased on, reported the Texas Tribune. Supporters of the bill believe it will help providers remind their patients to make their monthly premium payments. Article

> Athenahealth released its annual PayerView report, which examines payers' performance based on days in accounts receivable, first-pass claim resolution care and denial care. Sitting on top of the leader board is Health Partners, followed by Group Health Cooperative and Humana--the only commercial payer in the top 10--in the third slot. Report

Health Anti-fraud News

> The Supreme Court unanimously overturned a provision of the False Claims Act that applied the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act to civil cases. Article

> A South Texas judge is not showing leniency when it comes to sentencing those involved in a mental health fraud scam involving 10 individuals that have pleaded guilty or been convicted. Article

And finally … At least ladybugs are good luck, right? Article