The Daily Health Policy Report is released for Kaisernetwork.org, a free service of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Copyright 2009 Advisory Board Company and Kaiser Family Base. All rights reserved.. Aetna, other insurers develop programs to greatly help cut costs The Wall Road Journal: ‘Wellness insurer Aetna Inc. is developing plans to pay a significant NORTH PARK medical group enhanced charges for providing extra services to keep sufferers healthier, and to share any resulting cost savings. With a similar cost-saving goal, UnitedHealth Group Inc. has began to base payments to its network providers partly on price and quality measures, and Cigna Corp. guarantees corporate clients it’ll lower employee health risks. Fueled by the fragile economy, the health overhaul and anxious clients, insurers are taking steps to lessen medical costs, including introducing new pay out structures to encourage care that averts hospitalizations.Healthcare providers will will have a prescription option to help treat this condition more effectively and longer term, compared to presently approved over-the-counter medications, says Akihiko Honda, General Supervisor, Abbott Japan. AMITIZA may significantly advance the treating chronic constipation and you will be the just prescription option obtainable in Japan because of this condition. The medicine is the world's first chloride channel activator approved for therapeutic use, and has a unique setting of actions that induces normal bowel movement frequency that’s more consistent with normal bowel habits.