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Humana writes off $591 million in ACA risk-corridor payments

Humana writes off $591 million in ACA risk-corridor payments

The move, which analysts say is long overdue considering the federal government owes more than $8 billion in risk-corridor payments, will slash Humana's year-end earnings per share by $2.45.


Research

Largest skilled-nursing providers, 2016

Largest skilled-nursing providers, 2016

A list of the nation's 22 largest skilled-nursing providers, ranked by revenue in 2015. Source: Modern Healthcare's 17th annual Post-Acute Care Survey and Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Published Dec. 12, 2016, p. 34.


Insurance

Maryland co-op exits state's marketplace

Evergreen Health Cooperative Inc. won't be issuing or renewing individual health benefit policies on the Maryland Health Connection for the 2017 plan year, Maryland regulators announced Thursday.

Finance

LifePoint just saying “no” to buying CHS hospitals

Don't expect LifePoint Health to be one of the bidders for the 17-plus hospitals that Community Health Systems in selling. LifePoint CEO Bill Carpenter told analysts this week that not-for-profit hospitals tend to be better turnaround candidates.

Surveys

CEO Power Panel: No repeal without replace

Many CEOs responding to our post-election survey said they're willing to consider Trump's healthcare reform ideas. But 86% said an ACA repeal should not proceed without a replacement that provides affordable health insurance for all Americans who lack employer-based coverage.

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