Updated October 8 at 5:08pm
Health Insurance
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The fight is intensifying over which patients will get an almost $15,000-a-year cholesterol drug from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Sanofi, with CVS Health Corp. calling for new treatment guidelines to make it clearer who should qualify. more
CVS Health Corp. dropped Pfizer Inc.’s erectile dysfunction medication Viagra from its list of coverage for drug insurance benefits, two years before the treatment is expected to face generic competition. more
CVS Health Corp. was accused in a lawsuit by pharmacy customers of intentionally overcharging for generic prescription drugs by submitting claims for payment to third parties at inflated prices. more
State Health Insurance Commissioner Dr. Kathleen C. Hittner said her office has adopted standards to improve health care delivery and payment systems, a step that aligns her office with the governor’s efforts to strengthen the health care system for all Rhode Islanders. more
Fifty Rhode Island care providers who have been named winners of the PATH Excellence in Patient Service Awards have received approximately $1.8 million in bonus payments from UnitedHealthcare, part of UnitedHealth Group. more
Anthem Inc. struck a deal to buy rival Cigna Corp. for $48.4 billion, wrapping up almost a year of contentious negotiations and potentially creating the largest health insurer in the U.S. more
UnitedHealth Group Inc., the biggest U.S. health insurer, raised its full-year forecast after saying that profit gained in the second quarter, helped by its booming Optum technology and services unit. more
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and CharterCARE Health Partners have formed an accountable care partnership for 6,500 BCBSRI Medicare Advantage members who have physicians affiliated with Prospect Provider Group of Rhode Island LLC. more
A group tasked by the governor to “reinvent” the state’s Medicaid system released the second of two reports on Wednesday, which includes a four-year plan with long-term goals aimed at improving the state’s publicly funded health care system. more
With the U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of the latest challenge to Obamacare, the president’s five-year-old health care law may have attained something it has previously lacked: permanence. more
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