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March 1, 2017

Headlines in the News

Aetna, Cigna Among Insurers Represented At Meeting With Trump
Hartford Courant, Feb. 28, 2017

Anthem’s pursuit of Cigna still in play, but faces huge hurdles
The CT Mirror, Feb. 27, 2017

Texas hospital files for bankruptcy after $51.4M Aetna loss
Becker’s Hospital CFO, Feb. 27, 2017


Today's AIS Health Datapoint

11 ... state exchanges carried Humana health plan offerings for 2017. Humana participated on Individual exchanges in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas; and on SHOP exchanges in Florida and Georgia.

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Quote of the Day

The value-based care agreement between Cigna Corp. and Fresenius Medical Care North America “makes FMCNA responsible for a much broader set of patient outcomes, quality and cost than we would be responsible for in the traditional fee-for-service world. As a result, we become the focal point for all medical care being provided to our patients, and it’s up to us to ensure they can access the care they need, when they need it — kidney related or otherwise.”

— William McKinney, president, Integrated Care Group at Fresenius Medical Care, tells Specialty Pharmacy News.

Click here to read the SPECIALTY PHARMACY NEWS article in which this quote appeared — "Cigna Teams Up With Fresenius on Plan’s ESRD Value-Based Model" (Free for SPN subscribers; $17 for non-subscribers.)

 

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