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In answer to DOJ lawsuit, Anthem argues Cigna deal would boost ACA exchanges

In answer to DOJ lawsuit, Anthem argues Cigna deal would boost ACA exchanges

Anthem threw punches back at the U.S. Justice Department's attempt to block the insurer's acquisition of Cigna Corp. The response signals Anthem will indeed litigate the case to the end even though many analysts and policy experts say the company is unlikely to win

CMS releases star ratings for hospitals

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  July 27, 2016

The CMS published the much-anticipated Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings on Wednesday after industry stakeholders and Congress pressured the agency to continue to delay their release.



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Huron Consulting moves to acquire IT consultant HSM

Huron Consulting Group is continuing a shopping spree by announcing its intent to acquire a healthcare IT consultant whose clients include Allscripts, Athenahealth, Cerner and Epic. Terms of Huron's fifth pickup in less than a year were undisclosed but the current target is Healthcare Services...

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Long-time Lilly CEO Lechleiter to retire in December

Lilly CEO John Lechleiter will retire in December after leading the drugmaker through a challenging period in which it lost U.S. patent protection for several top-selling products. David Ricks, president of its biomedicines business, will replace Lechleiter in January.

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