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30 - Cigna & Humana Merger while UHG Shows Reach & Scale | CMS Decreases Physician Payments, but adds New Programs | Global & Economic Power

30 - Cigna & Humana Merger while UHG Shows Reach & Scale | CMS Decreases Physician Payments, but adds New Programs | Global & Economic Power

In this episode, we discuss the following topics and the latest developments shaping the healthcare landscape:

- Cigna and Humana Merger: We explore the potential implications of this significant merger and its impact on the industry's competitive...

In this episode, we discuss the following topics and the latest developments shaping the healthcare landscape:

  • Cigna and Humana Merger: We explore the potential implications of this significant merger and its impact on the industry's competitive dynamics.
  • UHG's Reach and Scale: We analyze UnitedHealth Group's expanding influence and its implications for the broader healthcare market.
  • CMS Physician Payment Changes: We discuss the recent adjustments in physician payments by CMS and their potential effects on healthcare providers.
  • New CMS Programs: We highlight the introduction of new CMS programs and their potential impact on healthcare delivery and patient care.
  • Global and Economic Power Shift: We examine the evolving global and economic dynamics and their influence on the healthcare industry.

Please check out our Episode Resources below:


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GDP, inflation data bolsters case that Fed is done hiking (Yahoo) // https://bit.ly/48inszh

Personal Income and Outlays, Oct. 2023 (BEA website) // https://bit.ly/3N5CuQI

Cigna, Humana in Talks for Blockbuster Merger (WSJ) // https://on.wsj.com/411CpmR

A Cigna + Humana merger may be on the horizon. Here's our take. (Advisory Board) // https://bit.ly/3RpYqbG

United Health Group Investor Conference (UHG website) // https://bit.ly/3T7DqrB

CMS Finalizes Physician Payment Rule that Advances Health Equity (CMS website) // https://go.cms.gov/3TbvuFB

Surprise Medical Billing Law Heaps Pressure on Healthcare Providers (WSJ) // https://on.wsj.com/3T7DFD1

OpenAI’s New Board Takes Over and Says Microsoft Will Have Observer Role (WSJ) // https://on.wsj.com/46EX9BV