Recently, several new deals have developed in the healthcare industry. In 2018, the Aetna and CVS deal, and the Cigna and Express Scripts deal were finalized. This trend has continued into 2019. On January 15, Walgreens and Microsoft announced a seven-year partnership. Future Plans Walgreens and Microsoft have joined forces in an attempt to change […]
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2019 Medicare Donut Hole: Everything You Need to Know According to the Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation, 43 million Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in a Part D plan. This accounts for 72% of Medicare beneficiaries nationwide! When Medicare Part D started in 2006, beneficiaries were required to pay 100% of the costs for brand name […]
What is the Cigna and Express Scripts deal? Cigna and Express Scripts announced their 54 billion dollar merger in March of 2018. Cigna provides coverage to 95 million beneficiaries around the world and Express Scripts helps fill 1.4 billion prescriptions annually. The goal of this merger is to create both affordable and personalized healthcare for […]
Changes to CMS Hospital Ratings When making medical related decisions, it’s common to do your research. These decisions directly impact your health and well-being. Many patients are interested in comparing statistics when choosing doctors or hospitals. CMS hospital ratings and the Hospital Compare website are two tools that are available to consumers. What are the […]