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November 1, 2017
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Today's AIS Health Datapoint
19.4% ... is the percentage by which Centene Corp. stands to boost its Medicaid membership following its planned acquisition of Fidelis Care. Fidelis Care's New York State Catholic Health Plan is the fifth largest Medicaid managed care plan in the country, with 1,203,704 lives. The transaction, which is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018, will also mark Centene’s entrance into the New York insurance market.
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Quote of the Day
“Step No. 1, once the acquisition is approved, is to integrate it successfully. Step No. 2 is to maintain their book of business, their clients. And step No. 3 is innovation...working with key clients [on] new products and capabilities.”
— Ashraf Shehata, a principal in KPMG’s health care life sciences advisory practice and in its Global Healthcare Center of Excellence, told Drug Benefit News about Express Scripts Holding Co.’s to-do list in acquiring eviCore healthcare.

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