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April 27, 2017

Today's Featured Story    

Prime Closes Deal to Partner With Walgreens on New Entity
Reprinted from DRUG BENEFIT NEWS

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. finalized its deal with Prime Therapeutics LLC to form a new company on April 3. The offering brings together the companies’ central specialty pharmacy and mail service businesses in an effort to coordinate health care, boost patient outcomes and provide cost efficiencies. The firms unveiled their plans — which do not involve Prime’s PBM business — in late August but had to wait for regulatory approval... Read Full Story

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Today's AIS Health Datapoint

71.28% ... is the percentage of growth from 2016 for Hawaii’s 2017 public exchange. For 2017, the state transitioned from a federally supported state-based marketplace to the full federal platform, and in doing so, increased its enrollment from 11,057 to 18,938.

From AIS's HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE DATABASE

 

People on the Move

VCU Health appointed Nina T. Hobcroft vice president of strategic alliances and market development. She previously served as senior vice president of strategy and development at HCA Capital Division….Families USA named Eliot Fishman senior director of health policy. He currently is director of the State Demonstrations Group at CMS’s Center for Medicaid & the Children's Health Insurance Program Services….Teligent, Inc. named Martin Wilson general counsel. Prior to joining Teligent, he served as vice president and assistant general counsel for Endo Pharmaceuticals' generic arm, Par Pharmaceutical, Inc.

 

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