Cigna awards employees five shares of stock, benefits

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One-time award to 40,000 employees reinforces ownership in the company and its future, Cigna says.

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Hospital systems look to Yelp in collecting patient data, feedback, says Health Affairs

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Yelp ratings were found to have a positive correlation with hospitals with lower 30-day readmission rates, building on prior evidence.

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Dover’s Union Hospital to join Cleveland Clinic System after year of cost-cutting, layoffs

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Two entities have signed a letter of intent; details of agreement to be finalized over the next 90 days, hospital says.

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Hepatitis C drug again tops Part D spend list at $7 billion

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CMS posts $137 billion in Part D prescription drug data, an increase from $121 billion spent the year before.

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AHCA opposition ticks up in latest poll; Senate to consider delaying ACA repeal

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Among voters, 44 percent said they would be less likely to vote for a Senator or member of Congress who supports the revised bill.

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Newly-elected Montana Republican Greg Gianforte’s scuffle with reporter highlights contentious nature of GOP healthcare bill

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Greg Gianforte had been documented on both sides of GOP bill debate, first saying he didn't support it then heard saying he was thankful for it.

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Emergency departments, physicians forced to re-examine philosophies, operations as elderly patients present challenges

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The influx is prompting more clinicians to rethink the fast-paced emergency room, where default is do everything possible to extend life.

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