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Humana explores sale that would shake up health insurance industry

Humana explores sale that would shake up health insurance industry

Health insurer Humana, Louisville, Ky., is reportedly working with an investment bank to explore a sale. Humana, one of the largest Medicare Advantage insurers in the country, has been a rumored takeover target for more than a year.

New Medicare ACO rules near release

By Melanie Evans  |  May 29, 2015

The CMS is expected to issue final regulations soon that could significantly affect whether hospitals and doctors remain willing to participate in Medicare's accountable care program.

Go east, medical device makers!

By Beth Kutscher  |  May 29, 2015

Medical device makers, facing reimbursement and sales pressure in the U.S., are looking to China for opportunities as globalization becomes a key part of their strategy.


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Pharmaceutical companies, 2015

Pharmaceutical companies, 2015

A list of the largest publicly traded pharmaceutical companies, ranked by 2014 revenue reported to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and other sources. Source: Modern Healthcare reporting. Published May 25, 2015. p. 50


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Blog: What a difference the dialysis data makes

Before a controversial five-star rating system for dialysis facilities was released this year, kidney-care groups seemed unified in their opposition to the system. DaVita was against it until the ratings put the company's facilities in a positive light.

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Susannah Fox named first woman CTO at HHS

Susannah Fox named first woman CTO at HHS

The longtime Pew Research Center expert on the impact of health information technology and social media on patient engagement and consumers will take over as HHS's top technology adviser.

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