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March 3, 2017

This Week's Featured Stories   AIS E-Savings Club Weekly Specials

Block Grants Would Slash Federal Medicaid Budget, Constrain Growth
Health Plan Week

PBMI: ACOs Could Take on More Drug Management Responsibilities
Drug Benefit News


This Week's Hot Topic

This week insurers are scrutinizing provider networks, after a Texas hospital filed for bankruptcy protection after being ordered to pay Aetna $51 million in a court case alleging the provider charged Aetna 10 times the market rate for out-of-network surgical procedures. Here’s a look at AIS’s recent coverage on the topic:

2017 Outlook: Despite Stable Rates, Employers Will Push Insurers for Savings
Health Plan Week

Trend for Provider-Led Plans Is Being Fed By Economics of Reimbursement Models
Health Plan Week

DOJ Lawsuit Against Carolinas HealthCare May Impact Contracting in Other Markets
Health Plan Week


This Week's 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


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