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Court decision expected soon in CVS\Aetna merger

Judge Richard Leon says the merger potentially has ‘grave consequences for millions of people.’

David Callender is new president and CEO of Memorial Hermann Health

He succeeds Chuck Stokes, who is retiring at the end of the year.

CMS has 2019 Medicare ACO class

About 40 new ACOs entered the program, which is less than the 100-plus new ACOs the program averaged in its first 7 years.

Health insurers must get creative with benefits to fill critical vacancies

Competition, an aging workforce, an outdated image, contribute to staffing shortages for the health insurance industry.

UnitedHealth to roll out interoperable personal health record to 20 million members

Profit surpasses expectations; Deal with John Muir Health to run non-clinical operations is the first of many collaborations.

Insures applaud end of Cadillac tax

The House voted overwhelmingly to repeal the tax on high-end health plans.

Majority of U.S. hospitals not meeting surgical safety standards

Rural hospitals are particularly challenged in meeting the standards, with non meeting the volume standard for five of eight procedures.

More mega-mergers in Q2 drive healthcare mergers and acquisitions activity to near-historic levels

Total transacted revenue, $11.3 billion, was above the norm for a single quarter and nearly four times the revenue of Q2 2018.

Five states to speak in support of CVS\Aetna merger on Friday

The court case for the DOJ-approved merger drags on 8 months after companies closed the deal.

Intermountain launches new spinoff with focus on value-based care

Castell will offer technologies and services to guide care decisions, manage patient experience, implement virtual care, address social determinants and more, building from the health system’s own best practices.

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