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Feb. 26-March 2 Policy Watch: Congress to Review CVS-Aetna Deal

Feb 23, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Feb. 22—Congress will take a look this week at one of the new breed of mergers that are shaking up the healthcare...
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Investigation In Aetna’s Approval Process Expands Into More States

Feb 17, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The inquiry kicked off after statements by a former medical director came to light that he never looked at patients' records when deciding whether to approve or deny care. Aetna says the comments were taken out of context. Meanwhile, Anthem is changing its emergency room program after it received pushback from providers and lawmakers....
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Viewpoints: ‘Ugly’ Facts About Aetna Scandal And Health Industry; Women Of Color Deserve Safer Pregnancies

Feb 16, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
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Aetna inquiry widens over ex-medical director's comments

Feb 16, 2018 , CNN Health
Three more states announced this week that they are opening investigations of Aetna after a former medical director for the insurer admitted under oath that he never looked at patients' medical records when deciding whether to approve or deny care....
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Six state regulators now scrutinizing Aetna prior-authorization practices

Feb 16, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
More states have started questioning Aetna's prior-authorization practices in the wake of a former Aetna medical director's admission that he never reviewed patient medical records when deciding whether to pay for...
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California launches investigation following stunning admission by Aetna medical director

Feb 15, 2018 , CNN Health
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Two states question Aetna's prior-authorization practices amid CVS merger

Feb 14, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A former Aetna medical director admitted he didn't review patient medical records when making treatment authorization decisions. That's put a microscope on insurers' processes and could thwart Aetna's proposed merger with pharmacy giant CVS...
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Aetna scrambles after CNN report reveals doctor didn’t view patient medical records

Feb 14, 2018 , Healthcare Comm.
In a deposition for a lawsuit filed against the insurer, the company’s former medical director admitted that he took nurses’ advice, but did not look at individual patient...
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California’s Regulators To Investigate Aetna’s Medical Coverage Decisions

Feb 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The investigations follow testimony in a lawsuit by a former Aetna medical director who said he relied on information from nurses, without reviewing patient records himself, when deciding which treatments to allow and...
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California launches investigation following stunning admission by Aetna medical director

Feb 14, 2018 , CNN Health
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Aetna investigated after stunning admission

Feb 13, 2018 , CNN Health
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on an investigation that was launched after former Aetna medical director admits he never looked at patient records when deciding whether to approve or deny care....
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Girl has blunt message for Aetna after her brain surgery request was denied

Feb 13, 2018 , CNN Health
Cara Pressman sobbed in the big red chair in her living room. The 15-year-old tried to absorb the devastating news relayed by her parents: that their insurance company, Aetna, denied her for a minimally invasive brain surgery that could end the seizures that have haunted her since she was 9 years old....
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Denied teen has strong words for Aetna

Feb 13, 2018 , CNN Health
Fifteen-year-old Cara Pressman gave a blunt message to her insurance company, Aetna, after it denied her for a minimally invasive brain surgery that could stop her seizures....
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California launches investigation following CNN exclusive on stunning admission by Aetna medical director

Feb 12, 2018 , CNN Health
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Former Aetna Medical Director Admits To Never Reviewing Medical Records Before Denying Care

Feb 12, 2018 , Forbes
In an eye-opening exclusive reported by CNN, it was revealed that a former medical director for Aetna admitted under oath that “he never looked at patients’ records when deciding whether to approve or deny...
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Viewpoints: CVS’ Plans To Merge With Aetna Still Promising; Amazon Just Might Tackle Health Policy Problems

Feb 10, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
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Guest commentary: Don't fear the disrupters or the disruption

Feb 09, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The healthcare industry has had its share of turmoil in recent years. But news of the Aetna/CVS Health merger in October set a new standard for disruption—and it signaled we'd see more nontraditional...
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CVS still expects Aetna deal to close in the second half of the year

Feb 09, 2018 , CNBC Health
The Department of Justice requested more information last...
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CVS To Invest Tax Cut In Worker Wages And Reducing Aetna Deal's Debt

Feb 09, 2018 , Forbes
CVS Health will invest savings from new corporate tax cuts into raising wages, improving health benefits for workers and reducing debt from its acquisition of...
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CVS Health CEO On Amazon-Berkshire Threat: We've Got This

Feb 09, 2018 , Forbes
CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo believes the pharmacy chain's acquisition of Aetna would put them well ahead of anything Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase & Co. may...
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