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Humana and Tenet have renewed a multiyear agreement to keep all of Tenet’s U.S. hospitals and outpatient centers in Humana’s coverage network.
CMS has lifted enrollment and marketing sanctions against Cigna for its Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans.
Anthem recently announced that it will stop pursuing Cigna. The insurer claims Cigna sabotaged the deal and states it will not pay the agreed-upon breakup fee of $1.8 billion.
Aetna has announced plans completely withdraw from the ACA insurance exchanges for 2018, citing financial losses as the deciding factor, specifically its individual commercial products lost nearly $700 million between 2014 and 2016 and could lose another $200 million this year.
Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index poll shows uninsured rate increased to 11.3% in the first quarter of 2017 from a record low of 10.9% in the last half of 2016.
Starting July 1, Cigna will require prior authorization for physicians prescribing a long-acting opioid that is not being used for cancer treatment, palliative, and end-of-life care.
Two separate studies investigated why consumers respond to high-deductible plans by using less healthcare services, which in turn leads to a decrease in doctor visits and clinical laboratory test orders.
The U.S. Justice Department recently disclosed that there will be an investigation into four more major health insurers as part of a False Claims Act lawsuit filed against UnitedHealth Group in 2011.
Humana has announced its plans to cease sales of individual health insurance plans through the ACA’s exchanges by 2018, potentially leaving more than 150,000 customers without a carrier.
A new study reveals insurers with the largest share of local markets can negotiate lower prices for physician office visits.
A federal judge ruled against Aetna’s proposed acquisition of Humana, maintaining the Justice Department’s decision that the multi-billion deal would be anticompetitive and raise prices for consumers.