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Justice Department drops UnitedHealth's Medicare Advantage suit

Justice Department drops UnitedHealth's Medicare Advantage suit

By Erica Teichert  |  October 16, 2017

The U.S. Justice Department dumped its lawsuit accusing UnitedHealth Group and affiliated health plans of exaggerating how sick its patients were to score millions of dollars in inflated Medicare Advantage payments.

CMS approves Obama-rejected Kansas waiver

CMS approves Obama-rejected Kansas waiver

By Virgil Dickson  |  October 16, 2017

The CMS has approved Kansas' waiver request to put most of its Medicaid population on managed-care plans, but the state will have to address issues that prevented the Obama administration from signing off on the plan.

News from other sources

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 16, 2017

Microsoft blames North Korean for WannaCry cyberattack, states sue Trump over insurance subsidies, and the flu shot depends on herd immunity.

Modern Healthcare's 2017 Up & Comers

Modern Healthcare's 2017 Up & Comers

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 14, 2017

Talk to members of the 2017 class of Up & Comers and one common trait will come through loud and clear: a deeply rooted desire to improve patients' lives. The 15 members of this year's class are focused on putting patients at the center of the delivery system.

Senate committee seeks answers on drug pricing

Senate committee seeks answers on drug pricing

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 14, 2017

On Oct. 17 the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will hear testimony from officials representing big pharma, generic drug manufacturers and pharmacists in an attempt to understand prescription drug costs.

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