Mergers And Acquisitions

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Humana buys data analytics company to boost quality

Humana is apparently on a buying spree, announcing its fourth purchase in the last five months. This time around it's acquiring Anvita, a data analytics company that, according to Humana, can

Highmark's takeover of failing hospital chain moves forward

Highmark's purchase of West Penn Allegheny Hospital System (WPAHS)--and its $800 million in debt--is almost complete after both organizations signed an agreement to affiliate. With its takeover of

Are insurers playing a game of monopoly?

I like to explore all my options before I make a major purchase and when those options are limited, I feel hamstrung in my ability to make the best choice based on my own needs. And I don't think I'm

Cigna shells out $3.8B to buy Medicare Advantage plan

Among all the acquisitions insurers are making to grow their Medicare business, Cigna has taken the biggest single move yet by spending $3.8 billion to purchase Medicare-based insurer HealthSpring.

Humana acquiring HMO Arcadian to boost Medicare enrollment

Humana (NYSE: HUM) is acquiring health management organization Arcadian Management Services, as part of an effort to better market its Medicare-related offerings, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Health plans will consolidate, BCBSRI CIO says

William Wray, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island's chief information officer, thinks the health reform law will cause a lot of consolidation driven by scale and cost throughout the health

Blues expansion into Medicaid under AG review

The Michigan attorney general is reviewing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's proposal to expand into the Medicaid market by acquiring top-ranked Medicaid HMO plan AmeriHealth Mercy, reports the

Payer-provider lines blur, Partners acquires nonprofit insurer

Partners HealthCare System Inc., the largest hospital and physicians network in Massachusetts, is acquiring Neighborhood Health Plan, a Boston-based nonprofit insurer, which accounts for more than

Blues plans spend $170M to expand into Medicaid

Hoping to significantly expand Medicaid coverage nationwide and increase the presence of Blues plans in the Medicaid market, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Independence Blue Cross are jointly

UnitedHealth buys Connextions to enhance customer experience

UnitedHealth Group's (NYSE: UNH) subsidiary OptumHealth is purchasing Connextions, a health services company that offers technology and business services for insurers and providers, the Minneapolis