Friday, July 22, 2016 12:18 AM
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Justice
and attorneys general from multiple states and the District of Columbia sued yesterday to block Anthem’s proposed acquisition
of Cigna and Aetna’s proposed acquisition of Humana, alleging that the transactions would increase concentration and harm competition across the country, reducing from five to three the number of large, national health insurers in the nation.
Friday, June 10, 2016 12:30 AM
BALTIMORE—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
(CMS) has released a final rule improving how Medicare pays Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program for delivering better patient care.
Monday, May 23, 2016 12:21 AM
MIAMI—iCare Health Solutions
has announced the appointment of Larry Clark as the company’s new CEO. Clark assumed the responsibilities last month and will continue to report to Dr. Sidney J. Stern, OD, president and chairman.
Monday, May 2, 2016 12:30 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—The VSP Global
board of directors named Daniel L. Mannen, OD, FAAO, as chairman of the board for a two-year term.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:24 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—Although many parents worry about how much time their teenagers spend glued to their smartphones, tablets and other digital devices, most are unaware of how it affects their children’s vision and overall health.
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:23 AM
PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Nautic Partners, LLC announced on Friday that Nautic Partners VI, L.P. and Nautic Partners VI-A, L.P. have completed the sale
of Superior Vision Corporation
, a leader in managed vision care, to affiliated funds of Centerbridge Partners, L.P.
, a private investment firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Friday, March 25, 2016 12:27 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Legislative efforts surrounding the issue of "health care consumer access" via certain insurance plans are increasing.
Monday, March 7, 2016 12:33 AM
ATLANTA—Emphasizing the value of specialty health organizations including those in managed vision care will be the focus at the Annual Specialty Health Summit, to be held May 1 to 3.
Friday, February 26, 2016 12:24 AM
PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Employers have long assumed that offering a generous frame selection as part of a vision benefit package is important to their style-conscious employees.
Monday, February 15, 2016 12:15 AM
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—VSP Global’s
CEO, Jim McGrann will be the guest on the Feb. 17 episode of “The Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 12:24 AM
NEW YORK—The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
, a leader in employee benefits and one of the largest dental insurers in the country, has entered into an agreement to acquire Avesis Incorporated
, a leading government contract vision, dental and hearing provider.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 12:06 AM
Oct. 1, 2015 marked the switch from ICD-9 to the new ICD-10 codes. Despite the protests from medical groups, the government made it clear that the 10th Revision, would be the only way for providers to get paid for any insurance claims. Ghergich & Co, a design agency, got together with Quill, a product supplier to small businesses, to create this amusing graphic that looks at Silly ICD-10 Codes Showing the Crazy Ways People Injure Themselves.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 12:21 AM
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.— UnitedHealthcare
ranked highest in customer satisfaction with vision plan carriers, according to the J.D. Power 2015 Vision Plan Satisfaction Report
. The company performed particularly well in coverage, cost and communications, according to the report.
Monday, December 7, 2015 12:24 AM
BLOOMFIELD, Conn.—Cigna Corp.
(NYSE: CI) announced that during a special shareholder meeting held Dec. 3, its shareholders voted to approve the adoption of the merger agreement
with Anthem, Inc.
dated July 23, 2015.