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Aetna and Humana call off $34 billion merger

Aetna and Humana are calling off their $34 billion health care merger. A federal judge blocked the deal last month on antitrust grounds, siding with the Justice Department. Aetna said Tuesday it will pay Humana a $1 billion breakup fee. The deal’s end casts a pall over an even larger merger proposal between two health insurance giants. […]

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After DOJ denial, Mylan close to closing $465M settlement: 3 things to know

Even though Canonsburg, Pa.-based Mylan Pharmaceuticals agreed in October to pay $465 million to settle a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into EpiPen, the company is still working on finalizing the settlement, Fortune reports. Here’s what you need to know. 1. The U.S. Justice Department and other agencies have not confirmed the settlement. 2. Mylan […]

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How to Avoid Problems Caused by Out-of-Network Claims and Bills

It used to be that we patients could make an appointment with just about any doctor or hospital we wanted to, and not give any thought to whether or not our insurance company would pay for those appointments or hospital stays. However, that is no longer true. As health insurance options and costs become more […]

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Privus Healthcare Hosting Blood Drive

Privus Healthcare Gives back to its community in many ways. Over the years we have donated water, collected Gifts for Sick Children, Given to animal shelters, and much more. Privus would like to announce its latest efforts to give back. On October 14th Privus will be hosting a Blood drive within its Phoenix office. We […]

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1 In Every 25 Hospital Patients Will Acquire An Infection

After a standard gall bladder removal surgery, Alicia Sheerin, 45, developed necrosis at the site of the incision from the procedure. This low-grade infection increased Alicia’s hospital time from less than a week to almost a full month. Once Alicia was released from the hospital to return home, she had to hire a home health […]

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