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Name: Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Date registered: July 20, 2012
URL: http://www.modernhealthcare.com

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  1. Humana names UPMC insurance exec Shrank as chief medical officer — January 15, 2019
  2. Insurers say shutdown delays benefit plan design — January 15, 2019
  3. Study: For-profit nursing grads more likely to fail licensing exams — January 15, 2019
  4. Walmart to exit some CVS Caremark pharmacy networks amid reimbursement battle — January 15, 2019
  5. Supreme Court justices lean toward hospitals in Medicare DSH case — January 15, 2019

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Humana names UPMC insurance exec Shrank as chief medical officer

Health insurer Humana named Dr. William Shrank as its new chief medical officer to start on April 1.

Insurers say shutdown delays benefit plan design

The partial government shutdown has stalled a proposed rule outlining plans for the 2020 coverage year for the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges.

Study: For-profit nursing grads more likely to fail licensing exams

Graduates of for-profit nursing programs are more likely to fail their licensing examinations on the first try compared with peers who attended public or not-for-profit schools, a new study found.

Walmart to exit some CVS Caremark pharmacy networks amid reimbursement battle

CVS Caremark’s commercial and managed Medicaid customers soon may no longer be able to fill prescriptions at Walmart drugstores amid a dispute between the two pharmacy giants over pricing.

Supreme Court justices lean toward hospitals in Medicare DSH case

Two Supreme Court justices questioned the federal government’s assertion its Medicare DSH formula change didn’t amount to substantive policy. The change affects billions of dollars in reimbursement payments.

Plans, providers split on easing Medicaid network adequacy standards

Health plans clashed with providers and consumers in their reactions to the CMS’ proposal to give states more flexibility in regulating the adequacy of provider networks in Medicaid managed-care plans.

Fragile pharmaceutical supply chain increases costs, compromises care

The average unit price of drugs in shortage in 2016 increased 23.4%, according to a new report. One in four hospitals had to cut staff to mitigate budget pressures.

UnitedHealth fourth-quarter revenue rises on membership gains, Optum sales

UnitedHealth Group kicked off earnings season with higher fourth-quarter and full-year 2018 revenue thanks to strong financial results in both its insurance business, UnitedHealthcare, and health services subsidiary, Optum.

Tenet inks multiyear contracts with Humana, Anthem

Tenet Healthcare Corp. has signed contracts with Humana and Anthem. Combined with its recent Cigna contract, the health system is 92% contracted, according to CEO Ron Rittenmeyer.

Cerner co-founder Cliff Illig resigns from the company

Illig is leaving the company to focus on “outside interests,” including the professional soccer business.

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