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Consultants warn 'change or get out of the way' next year

Consultants warn 'change or get out of the way' next year

Healthcare organizations should consider seeking greater cross-sector collaboration, new strategic investments and creative efficiencies to build resilience as they brace for more change next year, according to a new PricewaterhouseCoopers report.

CMS: Hospital, doc services demand slipped in 2016

CMS: Hospital, doc services demand slipped in 2016

Demand for doctor and hospital services slightly waned in 2016 after intense demand the previous year as previously uninsured consumers got the care they needed thanks to expanded coverage under the ACA.

Aetna leadership to stay on after CVS deal

Aetna leadership to stay on after CVS deal

Aetna will operate as a stand-alone unit within CVS and will be run by the insurer's current management team. The deal would create a healthcare giant with more than $240 billion in annual revenue.

Centene names Cynthia Brinkley as president and COO

Centene names Cynthia Brinkley as president and COO

Centene Corp. has named Cynthia Brinkley as president and COO. Brinkley, who is relative newcomer to the healthcare industry, was responsible for the integration of Health Net after Centene acquired it in 2016.

'UnitedHealth envy' driving insurance industry shake-up

'UnitedHealth envy' driving insurance industry shake-up

No. 2 health insurer Anthem's decision to replace CEO Joseph Swedish with a former UnitedHealthcare CEO and Humana's deal to sell its long-term care insurance business has the insurance industry bracing for major changes.

Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish to retire

Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish to retire

After almost five years at the helm of Anthem, the nation's second-largest health insurer, Joseph Swedish is retiring. Gail Boudreaux, the former CEO of UnitedHealthcare, will take his place.

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