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With Aspire Deal, Anthem's The Latest Insurer To Seek Medicare's Sickest Patients

May 26, 2018 , Forbes
In buying Aspire Health, Anthem is the latest health insurer to tap further into the management of serious advanced illness and end of life care, particularly for seniors in Medicare Advantage...
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In Era Where Overdoses Are Treated As Homicides, It’s Not Just Dealers Who Prosecutors Are Going After

May 26, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Friends and family are now being held criminally responsible for the deaths. Critics of the tactic say a focus on prosecution misses the point. “It’s kind of like blaming the leaves on the tree, you know?” said Michael Malcolm, whose younger son was charged in the overdose death of his older brother with whom he shared drugs purchased on the internet. “What about the...
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Dollar General unveils exclusive in-store products, savings

May 25, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
Dollar General is welcoming summer by revealing exclusive in-store products and deals from such brands as Coca-Cola, Red Bull, Hershey's, ChapStick and more. Read More...
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UnitedHealth Signs Value-Based Lab Deals With Quest Diagnostics And LabCorp

May 25, 2018 , Forbes
UnitedHealth Group has signed long-term value-based care contracts with Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp, large U.S. diagnostic test...
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Consumer access at the heart of CVS-Aetna deal

May 24, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The driving force behind the marriage of the No. 3 health insurer and the pharmacy giant is the appeal of steering patients to lower-cost care via 1,100 CVS walk-in clinics. Nearly 70% of the U.S. population lives within 3 miles of a CVS...
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Ebola Vaccine Faces Real-Time Effectiveness Test With The World Watching

May 24, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
“Today marks a turning point in how we deal with Ebola. We are moving from a strategy of containment to one of offering communities protection and care,” WHO official Peter Salama said of the new vaccine. However, even as scientists celebrate, real challenges stand in the way of...
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Anthem to buy Nashville palliative-care company Aspire Health

May 24, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Anthem's deal with Aspire Health marks another in a slew of provider purchases by insurers aiming to reduce costs by shifting care away from costly inpatient...
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CVS-Aetna, Cigna-Express Scripts Deals Will Consolidate Control Of Medicare Drug Benefits

May 23, 2018 , Forbes
If CVS-Aetna and Cigna-Express Scripts complete their mergers, just four companies would cover 71% of all Medicare Part D enrollees, the Kaiser Family Foundation...
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Most Americans Think The Opioid Epidemic Is A Problem — Just Not One That’s In Their Backyard

May 19, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Less than a quarter of the people surveyed feel it's an emergency in their community, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said. In other news on the crisis: the FDA criticizes a big data provider over a mistake concerning the amount of fentanyl prescribed over the past year; Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) wants information on steps a drugmaker has taken to mitigate the opioid epidemic; a House panel advances a package of bills dealing with the epidemic; and more....
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Guest Commentary: VA Mission Act will advance care coordination for veterans

May 18, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
"We realize the VA MISSION Act will be a new program and there will be growing pains. But we stand behind the ideals and concepts that the VA MISSION Act promises our veterans," says Ascension President and CEO Anthony Tersigni. His name has...
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Detroit Medical Center sells outpatient pharmacy business to Walgreens

May 18, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Detroit Medical Center has sold its retail and outpatient pharmacies to Walgreens Co. as part of a pharmacy reorganization. The deal encompasses seven specialty pharmacy sites and one mail-order business, Crain's has...
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Judge Overturns Calif. Aid-In-Dying Law, Saying Legislature Illegally Passed Bill In Special Health Care Session

May 17, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Plaintiffs argued that Gov. Jerry Brown called the special session to deal with a funding shortage for public health programs and the assisted death law did not meet that criteria. Superior Court Judge Daniel Ottolia is giving the state attorney general five days to...
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Top lawyer at Novartis exits in wake of deal with Trump attorney Michael Cohen

May 17, 2018 , CNBC Health
General Counsel Felix Ehrat will leave Novartis over his role in a $1.2 million contract it struck with the personal lawyer for President Donald...
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Top lawyer exits as Novartis seeks to quell Cohen backlash

May 17, 2018 , Healthcare Comm.
The drug company seeks to rebuild trust with consumers and investors in light of its $1.2 million deal with the controversial fixer for Donald...
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Sharecare teams up with BCBS Minnesota, Walmart

May 17, 2018 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
Wellness and patient engagement company Sharecare broke the news yesterday that it is teaming up with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to offer its personalized health platform to commercial customer groups starting in 2019. This comes just a week after Sharecare announced a seperate partnership with retail giant Walmart that will give employees and their families access to the wellness platform and, ideally, improve community...
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AT&T and Novartis doing damage control in light of Michael Cohen deals

May 15, 2018 , Healthcare Comm.
After paying historic sums to Donald Trump’s personal lawyer in exchange for administration access, the companies now seek to downplay the alliance. Here are some key...
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Lilly to buy cancer drug developer AurKa Pharma

May 15, 2018 , CNBC Health
Eli Lilly will buy AurKa Pharma in a deal potentially worth up to $575 million....
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Bitcoin Hype Aside, Blockchain For The 'Public Good' Comes To The Rescue

May 14, 2018 , Forbes
While most hype around blockchain technology has centered on applications in business and finance, with the cryptocurrency market and money-making dominating, its use for applications serving the public good - from e-voting to digital identity - makes it ideal as a tool towards pursuing that...
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Amazon rumored to start Alexa-focused 'health & wellness' team

May 13, 2018 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
After Amazon inked a deal with JP Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway to focus on employee health in January, it was clear the tech giant would be investigating the healthcare...
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Avizia partners with Regroup, and other digital health deals

May 12, 2018 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
Avizia has announced a partnership with Regroup that will allow the telehealth company to offer comprehensive mental health services through its platform. The new telepsychiatry service will be staffed by Regroup’s provider network, and available to the health systems Avizia...
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