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Anthem-Cigna merger poses promise and perils

Anthem-Cigna merger poses promise and perils

By Bob Herman  |  July 25, 2015

Anthem's announced $54.2 billion takeover of Cigna Corp. last week is the latest and largest sign of health insurers' lust for scale. But at the heart of the merger momentum is their desire to expand their government business, particularly in the lucrative Medicare Advantage market.

Hospital systems investing in startups whose products they use

Hospital systems investing in startups whose products they use

By Howard Wolinsky  |  July 11, 2015

About 40 health systems have started venture funds. The lure is the potential for big payoffs and the promise of getting in on the ground floor with effective new healthcare technologies and services. But most startups fail to deliver on venture capitalists' investment.

Relieved hospital execs say ruling could speed Medicaid expansion

By Beth Kutscher and Steven Ross Johnson  |  June 27, 2015

Hospital leaders say they're moving ahead with delivery-system reforms that keep their populations healthy now that the U.S. Supreme Court has removed uncertainty about the continuation of premium subsidies. They hope the subsidies ruling will clear the way for more states to expand Medicaid to...

With subsidies protected, hospital leaders see brighter future

With subsidies protected, hospital leaders see brighter future

By Beth Kutscher  |  June 25, 2015

Hospital leaders expressed relief and delight Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court solidified the future of subsidized insurance for low- and middle-income Americans in all 50 states under the Affordable Care Act.

CMS eases skilled-nursing rules for some ACOs

By Melanie Evans  |  June 16, 2015

New Medicare rules could decrease incentives for hospital overuse and curb visits to low-quality nursing homes. The same rules, however, could boost incentives for misuse of costly skilled-nursing care.

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