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    November 30, 2017 - AHIP:
    Medicare Advantage provider networks offer seniors more options, high value & better benefits. The use of provider networks is an important difference between Medicare Advantage and Traditional Medicare. Thanks to these high-value networks, Medicare Advantage seniors access the care they need & would otherwise not be able to afford:
    January 10, 2018 - Healthcare Finance:
    AHIP, which added 12 new insurer members last year, said it remains a strong advocacy organization for payers & consumers. AHIP said Humana's decision to leave was communicated to them as a business decision, rather than being related to policy according to spokeswoman Kristine Grow:
    November 6, 2017 - AIS Health:
    Blues Plans in many states will continue to offer individual policies on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges, but high-profile state withdrawls by insurers such as Anthem, Inc., and Wellmark BCBS will limit the overall Blues footprint on the individual market for 2018:
    January 10, 2018 - CMS.gov
    We're removing Social Security numbers to prevent fraud, fight identity theft and keep taxpayer dollars safe.
    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:
    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.