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UnitedHealth Group said it is bringing value-based models to lab testing in new long-term deals it has signed with Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp, the nation's largest U.S. diagnostic test companies. The deals announced Thursday evening renew a contract with LabCorp, which UnitedHealth said will continue to serve as UnitedHealthcare’s “exclusive national laboratory provider until Jan. 1, 2019." But effective Jan. 1, UnitedHealth begins a long-term partnership that allows Quest to become an “in network” lab for all UnitedHealthcare plans covering 48 million people.
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Just a week after one of Minnesota's Fortune 500 companies announced it would move its headquarters to Florida, another two local companies have grown big enough to make it onto the list.
In early January, Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com Inc. ( AMZN), Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. ( BRK.A) and Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase & Co. ( JPM) announced plans to develop a joint venture aimed at cutting the costs associated with U.S. health care. While that project may have been welcome news for some individual participants in the health system, it spelled trouble for health insurance companies.
Prominent hedge fund managers appeared to make big first-quarter bets in UnitedHealth Group Inc, Anthem Inc and other health insurers whose shares tumbled in January after Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon in January announced a joint venture to slash U.S. healthcare costs. Jana Partners added a new position in Anthem, while Omega Advisors and Tiger Management both added new positions in UnitedHealth Group, according to regulatory filings released Tuesday.
Erika Zak, 38, has written two of the most important letters of her life in recent months: one, just in case, for her 4-year-old daughter to read on some undetermined day in the future and a second, to UnitedHealth Group CEO David Wichmann, meant to be read right away. The course of treatment that followed over the next handful of years included chemotherapy and liver surgery that left some damage, “a consequence of complications following microwave ablation,” as her doctors, in her home state of Oregon and at the renowned Cleveland Clinic, would detail to the insurer.
Major health care players like, UnitedHealthcare, Aetna and Kaiser Permanente, are increasingly using virtual care or telehealth for primary care appointments and follow-ups.
President Trump delivered a highly-anticipated speech on lowering the cost of drugs for Americans on Friday afternoon.
Standing in the Rose Garden before a banner reading "Lower Drug Prices for Americans," President Trump and Health and Human Services HS Secretary Alex Azar spoke in generalities about how to bring down prescription drug costs. One of the most interesting ideas came from Azar, who said he will ask the Food and Drug Administration to require drug companies advertising medicines on TV to include the price of the medications along with the side effects. The FDA will also be asked to speed the approval of over-the-counter medicines to stimulate more competition.
Alex Azar, secretary of Health and Human Services, speaks as Donald Trump listens during an event on lowering drug prices outside the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, May 11, 2018. “We're very much eliminating the middlemen,” Trump said of his administration’s proposed “American Patients First” blueprint to lower prices.
Moody's Investors Service (Moody's) announced today that it assigned Baa3 ratings to DaVita Inc.'s incremental senior secured term loan A add-ons. There is no change to DaVita's existing ratings, including its Ba2 Corporate Family Rating, Ba2-PD Probability of Default Rating, Baa3 ratings on its other senior secured credit facilities and the Ba3 ratings on its unsecured notes.
President Trump outlines a multipart blueprint called American Patients First on Friday. For some seniors on fixed incomes, the changes can't come soon enough. Seventy-eight-year-old Willie Dawson is hoping President Donald Trump makes good on his promise to bring down high drug prices.
Dignity Health is far from the only hospital player seeking to gain strength through a merger. But it is the biggest.
UnitedHealth Group Inc. signage is displayed on a monitor on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg UnitedHealth Group said it will further expand to nearly 40 markets an effort to pay doctors and hospitals for spinal surgeries and knee and hip replacements by moving to bundled payments, a proliferating value-based care model. The success of a bundled payment model in the commercially insured sector is significant given the Trump administration has waffled somewhat on value-based care models by making voluntary bundled payment for joint replacement in the Medicare program in certain areas of the country.
Nashville-based Envision Healthcare, which owns and operates hundreds of surgery centers, has been embroiled in a public spat with health insurance giant UnitedHealthcare since March.
Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith and Jared Blikre on the latest market moves.