Archive for July 10th, 2015

Are Health Care Networks Going To Jurassic Park?

Friday, July 10th, 2015

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Charging a fee for access to a group of health care providers has been a fantastic business. Low investment in capital assets, minimal labor costs and bountiful cash flows attract our country’s smartest investors. With margins above 60 percent, it is no surprise the Goldman Sachs of the world own networks.”

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An Analysis of Popular Legal Arguments Against Price Transparency

Friday, July 10th, 2015

mfnIn health care provider-insurer contracts, three types of clauses inhibit price transparency: (1) non-disclosure agreements, or “gag clauses;” (2) anti-tiering/anti-steering clauses; and (3) most favored nation clauses.

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Anthem, Cigna Progressing Toward Deal: CNBC

Friday, July 10th, 2015

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(Reuters) – Health insurers Anthem Inc (ANTM.N) and Cigna Corp (CI.N) were moving ahead to sign a merger deal as Cigna backed down on its differences over governance issues, CNBC tweeted, citing sources. TRANSLATION: Ego’s at play in the boardroom

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