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Home Care Agencies Often Wrongly Deny Medicare Help To The Chronically Ill

January 24, 2018 - 1:01am

Medicare does cover home care services for patients who qualify, but incentives are driving some home health agencies to avoid taking on long-term patients. Under a Medicare pilot program, home health firms in nine states will start receiving payment bonuses for providing good care and those who don't will pay penalties.Whether you read Truthout daily, weekly or even once a month, now's the perfect time to show that you value real journalism. Make a donation to Truthout by clicking here!

Amazon Strikes Again: CVS To Buy Aetna For $69BN In Year's Largest Deal, "Reshaping Health Care"

December 4, 2017 - 8:50am
Amazon Strikes Again: CVS To Buy Aetna For $69BN In Year's Largest Deal, "Reshaping Health Care"

A deal that was months in the making is finally official, with Aetna's board of directors approving on Sunday the health insurer’s sale to drugstore chain operator CVS Health Corp for approximately $207 per share in cash and stock, in a deal worth $67 billion, multiple news sources reported on Sunday afternoon. The purchase price represents a premium of 29% to where Aetna shares were trading before the WSJ first reported that the two companies were in talks in October.

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