UnitedHealth's Health4Me app proves popular among users; Missouri Medicaid has biggest decline in members;

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> The largest 125 health insurers collected close to $713 billion in premiums, according to the most recent annual data available by the National Assocation of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), reported Zane Benefits. UnitedHealth Group, Wellpoint and the Kaiser Foundation round out the top three insurers. Article

> UnitedHealth's mobile app, Health4Me, has been downloaded by 900,000 members, reported the Charleston Daily Mail. What's more, a recent survey shows that 84 percent of the app's users said they would use it again, and 67 percent said the app boosted their confidence to make better healthcare choices. Article

> Missouri's Medicaid program had the largest decline in membership, dropping by more than 37,000 people in June. The only other states that experienced enrollment declines are Alabama, Missouri, Nebraska and Wyoming, reported the Associated Press. Article

Health Provider News

> Healthcare providers may have a new, unexpected competitor: Walmart. The retail giant already opened several primary care clinics in South Carolina and Texas, with an additional six staffed by nurse practitioners to open by next January, Forbes reports. Article

> Intermountain Healthcare launched a new emergency ground transportation program that places specially trained nurses in ambulances carrying critically injured patients. Article

Health IT News

> Concerns around lowering medication errors and adverse drug events are steadily increasing the value of the global market for medication management, according to a new report. Article

> Telemedicine is not only helping grant healthcare access to patients in rural areas, it is also becoming an essential part of the financial future for some hospitals. Article

> And finally … Want to be popular? You have to be this age. Article