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October 2016

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From The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans - While it ain’t over ‘til it’s over, Anthem Inc.’s proposed $54 billion acquisition of rival Cigna Corp. is pretty much over, equities analysts who track the two companies have concluded. And that could be welcome news for non-profit Blues plans that compete with Cigna, industry observers tell The AIS Report. Equities analysts had been less than optimistic that the deal would be approved as soon as it was announced a year ago. Read more

The Obama administration is playing down the impact large rate hikes will… Read more

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September 6, 2016
Horizon BCBS Paid Providers $58.9 Million in Care Coordination and Shared Savings Payments in 2015

Horizon BCBS paid providers $58.9 million in care coordination and shared savings payments in 2015. http://tinyurl.com/jx7ahou

September 1, 2016
DC Regulators Order CareFirst to Rebate $50 M in Excess Surplus

DC regulators order CareFirst to rebate $50 M in excess surplus. http://tinyurl.com/gq2g6oh

August 29, 2016
Walgreens, Prime Therapeutics Partner on Specialty and Mail-Order Business

Walgreens, Prime Therapeutics partner on specialty and mail-order business. http://tinyurl.com/z49lh6w

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