Bruce Japsen is a contributing editor for HealthLeaders.
Centene's CEO told analysts last month the Trump administration's support of invalidating the ACA shouldn't affect the health insurer’s day-to-day operations and growth plan for the future.
Amazon could join retail clinics already competing with hospitals and health systems to provide outpatient healthcare services.
The move to private Medicare Advantage takes hospitals further away from fee-for-service medicine, putting pressure on these providers to improve quality and health outcomes or risk being excluded from insurer networks.
The drugstore chain's partnership with Microsoft is designed to close existing gaps in care in the traditional healthcare system, says Walgreens.
CVS has vowed to change the way U.S. healthcare is delivered, including efforts to give patients less need to use the hospital and its ancillary outpatient services.
Employers and health insurers are becoming more selective about the doctors, hospitals, and health systems they offer to workers in hopes of boosting quality and reducing healthcare costs.
The pharmacy chain and insurer are touting the success of their pilot collaboration. If their work proves fruitful, the model could add to the threats diverting revenue away from incumbent providers.
The deals Walmart is signing with providers mean a guaranteed stream of patients to hospitals.
The pharmacy chain could be a threat to hospitals and health systems by entering into the urgent care market.
This merger's strategy may up the ante for rival health insurers as they try to show employers and consumers they are controlling costs and managing populations with the best data.