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Health Care

Horizon Health names new chief medical officer

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey announced Thursday that Dr. Mark Calderon will assume the position of vice president and chief medical officer of its wholly owned subsidiary, Horizon NJ Health, the state's largest Medicaid and NJFamilyCare managed health care organization.

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Horizon, Barnabas launch new ACO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and Barnabas Health are launching a new accountable-care organization this fall to deliver better-coordinated medical care to Horizon's Medicare Advantage members, who are Medicare members who receive that program via Horizon's network.

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Next for do-it-yourselfers Insurance

Mike Thompson, the New York metro health care practice leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers Human Resource Services, said a majority of companies employing more than 1,000 workers are self insured, meaning they set aside money to pay for employee health claims, rather than paying an insurer a premium per worker.

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