UnitedHealth Group Inc. will buy DaVita Inc.’s physician group for about $4.9 billion in cash, in the latest sign of how the parent of the biggest U.S. insurer is rapidly expanding its role as a health-care provider.
The success of CVS Health Corp.’s $67.5 billion acquisition of health insurer Aetna Inc. rides on a bet on a complex and untested strategy, and some in Wall Street are questioning whether the companies can pull it off.
The Washington Post / Kaiser Health News, December 5, 2017
BALTIMORE — Keyonta Parnell has had asthma most of his young life, but it wasn’t until his family moved to the 140-year-old house here on Lemmon Street two years ago that he became one of the health-care system’s frequent customers.
AUGUSTA — A second agency has lowered its credit rating of MaineGeneral Medical Center, after the hospital’s parent organization saw its ability to accept new patients hindered by the loss of several primary care doctors last year.
CMS may appear to be slowing the path to value-based care by ditching some bundled payment models, but a new program could revitalize the effort. The new initiative will draw in more physicians who were not attracted to the earlier versions.