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    November 20, 2017 - Healthcare DIVE:
    Payers see MA as a stable market. That is evident in the fact that MA premiums are expected to decrease by 6% next year. Insurance companies like stability. Insurers increase premiums by double digits when there isn't stability, which is the case with the ACA exchanges:
    November 16, 2017 - Cognizant Technology:
    Fortune notes Francisco D'Souza, Cofounding of Cognizant, its average 15.1% annual sales growth over the past 3 years, and the company's transformation as notable achievements, specifically, Fortune highlights D'Souza's mission to 'prioritize services that help clients adapt and keep pace with the digital revolution' which accounts for the stock's 'blistering' 49% return over the past 12 months.
    November 1, 2017 - Pharmacy Practice News:
    The report found that out of 5,152 opioid overdose deaths in these states, almost 3,000 cases (56.3%0 tested positive for Fentanyl, and more than 700 tested positive for drugs that have similar chemical structures to Fentanyl:
    November 8, 2017 - Becker's Hospital Review:
    The deal, to be valued at more than $70 Billion, would link up one of the country's largest pharmacy benefits managers with on of its oldest health insurers. The merger, if successful, would boost the companies price negotiations with pharmaceutical manufacturers:
    November 8, 2017 - AHIP:
    Washington, DC - America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) announce that nine new members have been elected to the AHIP Board of Directors, effective November 8, 2017:
    November 7, 2017 - CMS.gov:
    CMS Administrator, Seema Verma discussed her vision for the future of Medicaid and unveiled new CMS policies that encourage states to propose innovative medical reforms, reduce federal regulatory burdens, increase efficiency, and promote transparency and accountability during a plenary session at the National Association of Medical Directors, (NAMD) fall conference in Arlington, Virginia.
    October 31, 2017 - State of Reform:
    The office of the Patient Advocate (OPA) released their 2017-2018 health care quality report cards today. The report cards trace the quality of medical care & overall patient experience of California's 10 largest HMO's:
    Cognizant Establishes National Center of Excellence for Medicare/Medicaid services at TMG Health Facility near Scranton, Pennsylvania. Acquisition Expands Cognizant’s Business Process-as-a-Service Solutions for Government and Public Health Programs.
    August 1, 2017 - Rev Cycle Intelligence
    Accountable Care Organizations have become a staple of value-based care, but the organizations now face different challenges, such as cultural change and contract management:
    August 1, 2017 - Deloitte
    Healthcare is moving at the speed of light, and for many health systems CEOs that requires a need for agility to tackle what's now and what's next. We recently surveyed 20 CEOs from large health systems across the country to uncover what's top of mind and how they are moving forward in an uncertain - and sometimes challenging - market: