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Highmark's Allegheny Health Network announces $1B expansion

Highmark's Allegheny Health Network announces $1B expansion

By Associated Press  |  October 18, 2017

Highmark Health will spend $1 billion to expand its Allegheny Health Network hospital chain, including a new 160-bed hospital in Pittsburgh's North Hills suburbs, four smaller neighborhood hospitals and renovations to existing hospitals.

Anthem's new PBM to spark change throughout the industry

Anthem's new PBM to spark change throughout the industry

By Alex Kacik  |  October 18, 2017

There has been heightened scrutiny over pharmacy benefit managers' role in drug pricing in recent years. Anthem's creation of its own pharmacy benefit management company could drive change throughout the industry as health plans and PBMs aim to maintain their competitive edge, experts said.

Anthem launches PBM after falling-out with Express Scripts

Anthem launches PBM after falling-out with Express Scripts

By Shelby Livingston  |  October 18, 2017

Anthem is starting a pharmacy benefit manager in partnership with CVS Health after cutting ties with its longtime PBM, Express Scripts. Starting in 2020, when Anthem's Express Scripts contract ends, the new PBM will serve customers of Anthem-affiliated health plans and non-Anthem customers.

Mergers and acquisitions on track to best 2016's deals

Mergers and acquisitions on track to best 2016's deals

By Alex Kacik  |  October 17, 2017

Health system and hospital consolidation in 2017 will likely outpace 2016's mark and continue at the same pace through next year as systems get more creative with their partnerships, experts said.

Dignity and CHI still pursuing merger

Dignity and CHI still pursuing merger

By Alex Kacik  |  October 13, 2017

The Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives deal is still on, Dignity leaders said in a conference call Friday, marking about a year since the merger plans were initially announced.

Academic medical center M&A may compromise research focus

Academic medical center M&A may compromise research focus

By Alex Kacik  |  October 11, 2017

Academic medical centers have turned to larger health systems to survive as their margins tighten. But a new study says pressure to become more profitable after those mergers can limit their investigative work.

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