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  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 70 or. 6 percent, to $126.21. Humana Inc. fell $1.61 or. 9 percent, to $175.72. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 29 or. 2 percent, to $116.25.

  • *Measure spares doctors 21 percent pay cut if passes Senate vote. WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, March 26- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a bill to permanently repair the formula for reimbursing Medicare physicians, marking a rare bipartisan achievement and sending the issue next to the Senate. The measure drafted and driven...

  • WASHINGTON— The maker of medical scopes that have been linked to two recent "superbug" outbreaks at California hospitals has issued new cleaning instructions for the devices amid scrutiny from regulators, lawmakers and medical professionals. Olympus plans to send the new brush to hospital customers by May 8. The company's scopes were linked to infections of...

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 2:20 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $126.83. Humana Inc. fell$. 59 or. 3 percent, to $176.74. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 23 or. 2 percent, to $116.77.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 10:34 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 15 or. 1 percent, to $127.06. Humana Inc. fell$. 69 or. 4 percent, to $176.64. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 38 or. 3 percent, to $116.16.

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell $2.66 or 2.1 percent, to $126.91. Humana Inc. fell $3.08 or 1.7 percent, to $177.33. UnitedHealth Group fell $1.58 or 1.3 percent, to $116.54.

  • The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated Wednesday that the bipartisan bill preventing cuts in doctors' fees for treating Medicare patients would total $214 billion in costs over the coming decade. —$6 billion, extends expiring Medicare payments, including to some hospitals, doctors and ambulance services. —$1 billion, increases...

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 1:43 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell $1.15 or. 9 percent, to $128.42. Humana Inc. fell$. 27 or. 1 percent, to $180.14. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 37 or. 3 percent, to $117.75.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 11:55 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 24 or. 2 percent, to $129.33. Humana Inc. rose $1.38 or. 8 percent, to $181.79. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 82 or. 7 percent, to $118.94.

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 8:17 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose $1.15 or. 9 percent, to $129.57. Humana Inc. fell $1.69 or. 9 percent, to $180.41. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 92 or. 8 percent, to $118.12.

  • Genworth Financial: Still offers new policies. Carries top credit rating from Moody's Investors Service. MetLife Insurance: Once one of the larger players in the business, but it began pulling out four years ago.

  • Ted Lieu, D- Calif., wants to know when Olympus Corp. first learned of the problems and about its plans to redesign and replace the specialized medical scopes, according a letter sent Monday. Similar outbreaks involving tainted medical scopes previously sickened dozens of patients at hospitals in suburban Chicago and Seattle. In the meantime, FDA regulators...

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 83 or. 6 percent, to $129.25. Humana Inc. fell$. 95 or. 5 percent, to $181.15. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 55 or. 5 percent, to $118.49.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 10:22 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 83 or. 6 percent, to $129.25. Humana Inc. rose$. 49 or. 3 percent, to $182.59. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 22 or. 2 percent, to $119.26.

  • Earnings for life insurers slid 11 percent in the most recent quarter, according to Moody's Investors Service, and long-term care was the chief culprit. Four of the five largest providers— including Manulife and MetLife— have either scaled back their business or stopped selling new policies, according to Moody's. The largest provider, Genworth Financial,...

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 04 or percent, to $128.42. Humana Inc. fell$. 69 or. 4 percent, to $182.10. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 10 or. 1 percent, to $119.04.

  • March 23- Tenet Healthcare Corp on Monday said it would become the largest U.S. provider of outpatient surgery services through a joint venture with United Surgical Partners International and expects to fully own the company within five years. Tenet, the third-largest U.S. hospital operator, said it will pay $425 million to private equity firm Welsh, Carson,...

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 1:32 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 14 or. 1 percent, to $128.52. Humana Inc. fell$. 67 or. 4 percent, to $182.13. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 89 or. 7 percent, to $120.03.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 10:12 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 65 or. 5 percent, to $129.03. Humana Inc. fell$. 34 or. 2 percent, to $182.45. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 75 or. 6 percent, to $119.89.

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Humana plans to sell occupational health care provider Concentra for about $1.06 billion, as the health insurer refines its focus on providing patient care. Humana will then use proceeds from the deal to buy back stock. Leerink analyst Ana Gupte said in a research note that the Concentra business didn't fit well with Humana's core Medicare...