Mergers And Acquisitions

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Study: M&As don't guarantee long-term value

Amid the increase of mergers and acquisitions throughout the health insurance industry, a new study has found they don't always raise the value of a company.

Highmark to pay off $635M of West Penn debt

Highmark has found a way to continue with its acquisition of West Penn Allegheny Health System while preventing the hospital from going into bankruptcy.

UnitedHealth under fire for buyout of exchange contractor

UnitedHealth Group is facing increased pressure to disclose details about a potential conflict of interest regarding its recent purchase of IT company Quality Software Services Inc.

Think outside the box for healthcare M&A

Mergers and acquisitions are on the rise throughout the health insurance industry since the reform law was passed. And given that President Obama's recent re-election essentially cements the...

HCSC to pay $18M to acquire Montana Blues plan

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana has formally requested the state insurance department approve its proposed alliance with Health Care Service Corporation.

UnitedHealth acquisition of exchange contractor raises conflict of interest concerns

UnitedHealth Group's purchase of a company contracted to help develop the national health insurance exchange has been raising some conflict of interest concerns. 

Humana spends $500M to further integrated care delivery

Humana is spending $500 million to buy Metropolitan Health Networks, which operates several provider networks as part of its continued effort to boost its network of doctor groups.

West Penn countersues Highmark in deal fallout

West Penn Allegheny Health System has countersued Highmark in response to the insurer's attempt to block the health system from seeking other buyers, reported the Central Penn Business Journal.

Highmark, West Penn leaders talk, may revive deal

Only a few weeks after West Penn Allegheny Health System canceled its agreement with Highmark, executives from both companies spoke to each other, potentially opening the door to resume the planned merger.

UnitedHealth pays $4.9B to acquire Brazil's largest healthcare firm

UnitedHealth Group is set to become the controlling owner of the largest healthcare company in Brazil, a country whose health market is rapidly growing, in one of the most high-priced overseas deals by a U.S. private insurance company.