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July 26, 2017

Headlines in the News

Molina Healthcare to cut about 1,400 jobs: memo
Reuters, July 24, 2017

How 2 life-threatening events changed how Aetna's CEO views health care
Yahoo! Finance, July 23, 2017

Horizon Blue Cross ordered to turn over Omnia documents
Philly.com, July 24, 2017


Today's AIS Health Datapoint

39,893 ... is the number of lives enrolled in Centene Corporation's Sunshine State Health Plan, a managed long-term care (MLTC) plan in Florida. As of June 2017, 94,803 lives were enrolled in MLTC plans in the state.

From AIS's MEDICARE AND MEDICAID MARKET DATA

  
AIS’s Medicare and Medicaid Market Data: Enrollment, Premium Rates, Benefit Designs and Strategies of Medicare and Medicaid Plans

Quote of the Day

“If we do not demonstrate improvements in A1c for those patients who transition to a Medtronic insulin pump from multiple daily injections, we will provide a rebate to Aetna.”

— Suzanne Winter, Medtronic group vice president of the Americas, diabetes group, describing an outcomes-based contract with Aetna Inc.

Click here to read the DRUG BENEFIT NEWS article in which this quote appeared — "Aetna, Medtronic Sign Insulin Pump Pact As Outcomes-Based Deals Move to Devices" (Free for DBN subscribers; $17 for non-subscribers.)

 

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