A federal judge told pharmacy giant CVS Health and the insurer Aetna that they have to keep their management separate until he weighs in on their $70 billion merger.
The group, dubbed the Synaptic Health Alliance, is looking into ways to use blockchain to make provider demographic data more accurate and up to date.
The congressional session is winding down, but there's no shortage of hearings. Key committees will look at how the VA is implementing the Mission Act. Also, federal antitrust regulators will detail their approaches to hospital consolidation.
CVS Health and Aetna closed their $70 billion merger on Wednesday, bringing together one of the nation's largest pharmacy chains and one of the largest health insurers in a deal that transforms the healthcare landscape.
The $69 billion merger between pharmacy giant CVS Health and national health insurer Aetna has nabbed all required state approvals and is projected to close on or around Wednesday.
California regulators approved the $69 billion CVS-Aetna merger with conditions. CVS leadership recently said the deal was on track to close by Thanksgiving.
An Oklahoma jury told Aetna to pay $25.5 million to a patient's estate after the insurer denied her a certain cancer treatment.
Health insurer Aetna recorded higher revenue and net income in the third quarter of 2018 after adding more Medicare Advantage members.
Several heavy hitters deliver their earnings results this week, including insurers Aetna and Anthem, both of which are expected to build on positive results from the prior quarter.
CVS Health and Aetna have not had an easy path in their quest to merge, but they overcame one of the deal's biggest hurdles last week by winning U.S. Justice Department approval.
New Jersey's attorney general says insurance giant Aetna has agreed to pay a $365,000 fine for violating the privacy of thousands of policyholders in the state in two separate mailings.
The Connecticut Insurance Department will hear pros and cons about CVS Health's proposed acquisition of Aetna.