Aetna to Sell Medicare Part D Business to WellCare Health Plans

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Plans for the Future Aetna has agreed to sell the assets from their Medicare Part D business to WellCare Health Plans in hopes of greasing the rails for approval of its merger with CVS. The financial terms of the transaction have not yet been disclosed. However, the deal is contingent upon approval from…

CVS-Aetna & Cigna-Express Scripts Deals Likely to Get Approval

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) is reportedly very close to approving the mergers between CVS and Aetna and Cigna and Express Scripts. Those familiar with the deals predict the DOJ’s formal antitrust approvals will come within the next several weeks. Update on the CVS-Aetna Merger Regulators reportedly have some concerns that the almost $70 billion deal between…

Errors Found in More than Half of MA Provider Directories

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have found issues, yet again, with Medicare Advantage organization’s provider directories. Upon a thorough investigation conducted from September 2016 to August 2017, CMS found that 52 percent of the provider directory locations listed contained at least one error. When CMS completed its first review from February…

Evolent to Acquire Premier’s Ohio MA Business

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Earlier this week, Evolent Health announced that they will be taking over the insurance business portion of long-time customer, Premier Health, in early 2018. Evolent has been helping Premier offer value-based care since early 2013. They assisted Premier with the launch of their Medicare Advantage and commercial health plans in 2015, which did quite well…