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World Congress on Advancements in Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases
WORLD CONGRESS ON ADVANCEMENTS IN TUBERCULOSIS AND LUNG DISEASES
April 22-23, 2019
Conference Series LLC LTD welcomes you to join the World Congress on Advancements on Tuberculosis and Lung diseases on April 22-23, 2019, the conference will be held in the city of Tokyo, Japan. The theme of Tuberculosis 2019 is “Making Life Better: Fight against TB and Lung Diseases”. T...

12th Edition of International Conference on Infectious Diseases
12TH EDITION OF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INFECTIOUS DISEASES
April 22-23, 2019
12th Edition of International Conference on Infectious Diseases" is organized by EuroSciCon and would be held during April 22-23, 2019 in Rome, Italy. Infectious Diseases-2019 conference is a leading forum for Virologists, Microbiologists, Bacteriologists, Public Health Professionals, Immunolog...

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Here at Aetna, we are building a healthier world by making healthcare easy, affordable and all about you. Follow our LinkedIn page for company news, industry commentary, jobs and more. Founded in 1853 in Hartford, CT, Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving an estimated 46.7 million people with information and resources to help them make better decisions about their healthcare. Our Values: At Aetna, we put people at the center of everything we do, making decisions based on integrity, caring, excellence and inspiration. “Our core values guide us to make a difference in your world and throughout the world we reach. I couldn’t be any more proud of the work our people do. Investing in our employees and their success is a cornerstone for building a healthier world.” Mark T. Bertolini, CEO and Chairman of Aetna.

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If the health insurance market in 2018 could have been summed up in one word, it would have been “disruption.” It was the year CVS announced its intent to acquire Aetna, and the consortium of Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan—now known as Haven—stole the spotlight. Add to that the Cigna acquisition of Express Scripts, UnitedHealth Group’s shopping spree and Walmart-Humana speculation. What partially drove all of this madness is the realization (finally) that h...
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A federal judge reviewing the completed merger between CVS Health and Aetna said he will allow witnesses who oppose the deal to testify at a series of hearings on the matter. District Judge Robert Leon of Washington, D.C., is taking a second look at the Department of Justice’s approval of the mega-merger. The two companies have been allowed to move forward with integration as Leon reviews the deal. Hearings would allow industry groups that opposed the deal—notably the American Medica...
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Sutter Health|Aetna has added Stanford Health Care to its network of providers. Sutter Health|Aetna is the joint venture launched last year between the Sacramento, California-based health system and the national insurer. It offers self-insured preferred provider organization health plans to businesses in the Northern California area. It has grown to about 50 plan sponsors across 15 counties. This represents another expanded partnership between a provider and payer, though this is in the commerci...
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Louisiana on Monday issued a request for proposals for managed-care companies hoping to serve the state's more than 1.5 million Medicaid members under new contracts beginning in January 2020. Louisiana will award contracts to up to four managed-care companies, down from five insurers today. Those five, whose current contracts will expire at the end of this year, are Aetna, AmeriHealth Caritas, Anthem's Healthy Blue, Centene's Louisiana Healthcare Connections and UnitedHealthcare. The...
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The Department of Justice (DOJ) has asked a federal judge to approve the merger of CVS and Aetna, the final step holding up the completion of the sale, which was officially sanctioned by the feds in late 2018. In the motion, DOJ says it's time for Judge Richard Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to render a final approval of the deal because it remains "in the public interest." DOJ also noted that all requirements of antitrust law have been met. DOJ made a...
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As the industry awaits CVS Health's earnings call on Wednesday - the first after acquiring Aetna - the pharmacy healthcare provider has announced a pilot project for three HealthHUB locations within retail stores in Houston. Under the new format, over 20 percent of these stores are now dedicated to health services, including durable medical equipment and new products such as for sleep apnea and diabetes care, CVS Health announced last week. Each HealthHUB has "Learning Tables" that...
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As a federal judge reviews the merger between CVS Health and Aetna, the Department of Justice is sticking by its agreement with the two companies. DOJ probed the $69 billion deal to ensure it wasn’t anticompetitive and agreed to sign off on it if Aetna sold its Part D business. Aetna closed a sale of that piece of its business to WellCare in early December. In a court filing (PDF) last week, DOJ defended that deal. Judge Richard J. Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columb...
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This morning Aetna (which was recently acquired by CVS) and Apple announced a new wellness program that will leverage health data, a custom app and the Apple Watch. Called Attain by Aetna, the voluntary program will deliver personalized health goals, recommendations and rewards based on members’ daily activity. “From fitness enthusiasts, to casual gym-goers, to parents who get all their exercise by keeping up with their kids — we designed Attain for everyone,” Dr. Alan Lo...
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A group of leading health insurers including Aetna, now owned by CVS Health, launched a collaboration with PNC Bank and IBM to design a blockchain healthcare network that will improve transparency and interoperability in the industry. The initiative—which also includes Anthem and Health Care Service Corporation—will focus on using the technology to address a range of industry challenges, including “promoting efficient claims and payment processing, to enable secure and friction...
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Aetna, Anthem, IBM, Health Care Service Corporation and PNC Bank have partnered to create a blockchain technology network aimed at improving transparency and interoperability in the healthcare industry. The groups intend to use blockchain for more efficient claims and payment processing. Blockchain enables the secure exchange of information. It will also benefit more accurate provider directories. Collaboration is key in the industry as a more cost-effective alternative to merging to create more...
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EVENTS

World Congress on Advancements in Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases
WORLD CONGRESS ON ADVANCEMENTS IN TUBERCULOSIS AND LUNG DISEASES
April 22-23, 2019
Conference Series LLC LTD welcomes you to join the World Congress on Advancements on Tuberculosis and Lung diseases on April 22-23, 2019, the conference will be held in the city of Tokyo, Japan. The theme of Tuberculosis 2019 is “Making Life Better: Fight against TB and Lung Diseases”. T...

12th Edition of International Conference on Infectious Diseases
12TH EDITION OF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INFECTIOUS DISEASES
April 22-23, 2019
12th Edition of International Conference on Infectious Diseases" is organized by EuroSciCon and would be held during April 22-23, 2019 in Rome, Italy. Infectious Diseases-2019 conference is a leading forum for Virologists, Microbiologists, Bacteriologists, Public Health Professionals, Immunolog...