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Judge blocks Anthem-Cigna merger

By Shelby Livingston  |  February 08, 2017

A federal judge blocked the proposed $54 billion tie-up between national insurers Anthem and Cigna late Wednesday, saying the combination would harm competition in the national employer market.

Leaked HHS draft order to fix insurance market draws mixed reviews

By Harris Meyer  |  February 07, 2017

A leaked draft rule from HHS intended to help stabilize the individual insurance market highlights the narrow limits of what the Trump administration can do on healthcare reform without action by a deeply polarized Congress.

79-year-old doctor on trial in $200M health fraud scheme

By Associated Press  |  February 07, 2017

To prosecutors, Dr. Bernard Greenspan saw dollar signs when a blood-testing lab company came to his office seeking referrals several years ago, and he reaped a $200,000 windfall in illegal bribes.

Mednax diversifies by acquiring its first hospital-based radiologist practice

By Dave Barkholz  |  February 07, 2017

Physician-staffing firm Mednax last week acquired 64-physician Radiology Alliance in Nashville, a hospital-based group that complements its teleradiology business. Mednax's earnings fell in the fourth quarter, largely as a result of lower volumes for its contract neonatologists.

Advisory Board Co. considering potential sale

By Maria Castellucci  |  February 07, 2017

Advisory Board Co., which recently trimmed 5.7% of its workforce, announced it is considering a potential sale. In recent months, the consultancy said it was restructuring as a result of some expected losses.

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