• Center on Health Equity and Access
  • Clinical
  • Health Care Cost
  • Health Care Delivery
  • Insurance
  • Policy
  • Technology
  • Value-Based Care

This Week in Managed Care: July 11, 2015

Article

The top story of the week was Aetna's purchase of Humana, which signals a growth in government managed care. In addition, the 340B drug discount program came under fire after a report from the Government Accountability Office.

The top story of the week was Aetna's announced purchase of Humana for $37 billion. The new company will combine Humana's 3.2 million Medicare enrollees with Aetna's 1.26 million Medicare enrollees. More than half of the business would come from government, especially Medicare. Regulators would still need to approve the purchase.

The 340B drug discount program came under fire after a report from the Government Accountability Office found that Medicare Part B spending per beneficiary in 340B hospitals was more than twice that of hospitals outside the program. Growth in the program has been blamed for rising healthcare costs and the loss of independent community oncology practices.

Articles from the special issue of Evidence-Based Oncology's coverage of the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting are now only. You can read about major findings, upcoming clinical trials in precision medicine, and reports from experts on how the move to value-based medicine effects cancer care. View the issue here.

Related Videos
Mila Felder, MD, FACEP, emergency physician and vice president for Well-Being for All Teammates, Advocate Health
Neil Goldfarb, CEO, Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health
Screenshot of Mary Dunn, MSN, NP-C, OCN, RN, during a video interview
Inma Hernandez, PharmD, PhD, professor at the University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Mila Felder, MD, FACEP, emergency physician and vice president for Well-Being for All Teammates, Advocate Health
Shawn Tuma, JD, CIPP/US, cybersecurity and data privacy attorney, Spencer Fane LLP
Judith Alberto, MHA, RPh, BCOP, director of clinical initiatives, Community Oncology Alliance
Mila Felder, MD, FACEP, emergency physician and vice president for Well-Being for All Teammates, Advocate Health
Will Shapiro, vice president of data science, Flatiron Health
Mila Felder, MD, FACEP, emergency physician and vice president for Well-Being for All Teammates, Advocate Health
Related Content
© 2024 MJH Life Sciences
AJMC®
All rights reserved.