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April 8, 2014
09:23 EDTCNC, AET, WCG, MGLN, WLP, CI, UAM, MOH, HNT, UNH, HUMLeerink views final rates as favorable for MA plans
Leerink views the "biggest positive" from the final rates for Medicare Advantage that the CMS announced last night as the delay in the proposal to eliminate in home Health Risk Assessments to support reimbursement for high health risk Seniors. The firm, however, believes this was largely priced into stocks. Leerink thinks the final rates are favorable for MA plans and estimates the positive impact in order: Humana (HUM), Universal American (UAM), WellCare (WCG), UnitedHealth (UNH), Cigna (CI), Aetna (AET), Health Net (HNT) and WellPoint (WLP). Leerink says Centene (CNC), Molina Healthcare (MOH) and Magellan Health (MGLN) are not significantly impacted by final rule.
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January 26, 2015
12:39 EDTWLP, HNT, CI, HUM, MOH, AET, UNH, WCG, CNCHHS Secretary orders Medicare to change payment method, WSJ says
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09:16 EDTCICigna to acquire QualAlliance Networks, terms not disclosed
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06:03 EDTCNCCentene to acquire Agate Resources
Centene announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Agate Resources, a diversified holding company that offers an array of healthcare products and services to Oregon residents. Agate is based in Eugene, Oregon. Trillium Community Health Plan, Inc., a subsidiary of Agate, participates in Oregon's Coordinated Care Organization model to provide Medicaid services to Oregon Health Plan members in Lane County, Oregon. Trillium also provides coverage to Medicare beneficiaries through a Medicare Advantage plan and participates on the Cover Oregon health insurance marketplace. Terry Coplin, the CEO of Agate, and the existing management team will continue to lead the local operations of Agate. The transaction is expected to close in Q3, subject to customary closing conditions, including Oregon regulatory approval. The deal is expected to be accretive to EPS in the first twelve months following close.
January 22, 2015
08:15 EDTUNHUnitedHealth price target raised to $125 from $115 at Leerink
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January 21, 2015
09:16 EDTUNHOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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06:06 EDTUNHUnitedHealth: Employer & Individual revenues decreased to $43B in 2014
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06:05 EDTUNHUnitedHealth: ACA negatively impacted FY earnings by $1.00 per share
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06:02 EDTUNHUnitedHealth sees FY15 EPS $6.00-$6.25, consensus $6.17
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06:01 EDTUNHUnitedHealth reports Q4 EPS $1.55, consensus $1.50
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January 20, 2015
15:21 EDTUNHNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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14:06 EDTCICitizens, Keysight identified as long positions by Einhorn
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13:24 EDTCIGreenlight has new long positions in Citizens, Time Warner, Bloomberg says
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12:57 EDTUNHUnitedHealth volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
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January 19, 2015
11:21 EDTMGLNMagellan Health announces that NIA Magellan broadens capabilities
Magellan Health announced that NIA Magellan, which offers a suite of specialty solutions to address many complex areas of healthcare, plans to broaden its capabilities to include management of chiropractic care, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.
January 18, 2015
17:40 EDTAETAetna customers can switch coverage after mistake, Bloomberg says
Aetna is being investigated by the U.S. for misleading elderly and disabled people about which pharmacies would fill prescriptions in Medicare drug plans the health insurer sold them, says Bloomberg. According to the Bloomberg report, customers will be able to quit their coverage and choose a new plan this year as a result. Raymond Thorn, a spokesman for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Aetna may be fined or prohibited from enrolling new Medicare customers if the agency determines it intentionally misled Medicare patients, added Bloomberg. Reference Link
January 16, 2015
14:54 EDTAETGilead at high of day, up 3% after reaching hep C drug pact with Aetna
14:46 EDTAETAetna, Gilead confirm discount pricing for hepatitis C drugs Harvoni, Sovaldi
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10:47 EDTUNH, CI, CNC, HUM, UAM, AETBofA/Merrill healthcare facilities analyst analyst/industry conference call
Healthcare Facilities & Managed Care Analyst Bressler discusses the legislative and regulatory outlook for the industry for 2015 on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on January 23 at 2 pm.
January 15, 2015
13:10 EDTUNHUnitedHealth volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
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08:31 EDTUNHUnitedHealth, ProHEALTH announce new collaboration agreement
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