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Mergers & Acquisitions

Cigna-Express Scripts deal reflects industry in transition

Cigna-Express Scripts deal reflects industry in transition

The need to tame healthcare spending and stay on top of potential competition has led health insurers to pair up with nontraditional partners. Here's how the five dominant national insurers are reshaping themselves and the industry.

Mergers yield minimal supply chain savings

Mergers yield minimal supply chain savings

Many providers cite savings on services and supply chain as a sizable factor driving their mergers and acquisitions. But a new paper shows bundling purchases and standardization don't save as much as they think.

Health systems driving prices higher with physician group purchases

Health systems driving prices higher with physician group purchases

The percentage of hospital-employed physicians increased from about 25% in 2010 to more than 40% in 2016, which is associated with a 12% increase in Affordable Care Act premiums, a 9% hike in specialist prices and a 5% boost in primary-care prices from 2013 to 2016, a new study concludes.

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