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Walgreens Hints More Partnerships, Not Big Deals In The Future

Walgreens will escalate its partnership strategy, which the drugstore chain says effectively brings scale and market share gains across the U.S.

As Open Enrollment Begins, Record Medicare Advantage Growth Expected

Seniors will see a 20% increase in the number of Medicare Advantage plan choices for 2019 when they begin open enrollment Oct. 15.

UnitedHealth’s Warning To ER Provider Envision More About Shift To Value

UnitedHealth Group sent a letter to more than 250 hospitals warning it may drop Envision from its network effective Jan. 1, 2019 if the insurer and the provider of emergency room services cannot come to an agreement.

Move To Population Health Hits Hospital Finances

Hospital operating margins are “under siege” amid the shift to population health and at-risk contracting, Fitch Ratings says in a new report.

Humana And Fitbit Expand Partnership To 5M Enrollees

Humana said it will expand its partnership with Fitbit, adding the wearable technology maker’s new health coaching solution as an offering for the insurer’s employer clients.

Half Of U.S. Doctors Have Pay Tied To ‘Value-Based Metrics’

Nearly half of the nation’s physicians report compensation tied to “value-based metrics,” The Physicians Foundation’s biennial survey shows.

Social Determinants Impede Care Of 88% Of Patients, Doctors Say

Nearly 90% of physicians have patients impacted by social determinants of health, The Physicians Foundation 2018 survey of 9,000 U.S. doctors shows.

Justice Department Gives Early Okay To Cigna-Express Scripts Deal

U.S. Justice Department has cleared the Cigna and Express Scripts merger, “terminating the applicable waiting period,” the companies said Monday.

Don’t Trust Artificial Intelligence? Time To Open The AI ‘Black Box’

Despite its promise, the growing field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is experiencing a variety of growing pains. In addition to the problem of bias, there is also the ‘black box’ problem: if people don’t know how AI comes up with its decisions, they …

Cigna Launches $250M Fund To Invest In Start-Ups

Cigna is launching a $250 million venture fund to develop “startups and growth-stage companies,” the health insurer said.

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