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  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose $1.21 or 1.2 percent, to $101.18. Humana Inc. rose $1.03 or. 7 percent, to $142.18. UnitedHealth Group rose $1.59 or 1.7 percent, to $97.44.

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell $1.38 or 1.4 percent, to $99.97. Humana Inc. fell $1.93 or 1.3 percent, to $141.15. UnitedHealth Group fell $2.42 or 2.5 percent, to $95.85.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 33 or. 3 percent, to $101.68. Humana Inc. rose$. 25 or. 2 percent, to $143.33. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 52 or. 5 percent, to $97.75.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 54 or. 5 percent, to $101.89. Humana Inc. rose$. 64 or. 4 percent, to $143.72. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 42 or. 4 percent, to $97.85.

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 38 or. 4 percent, to $101.35. Humana Inc. fell$. 52 or. 4 percent, to $143.08. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 49 or. 5 percent, to $98.27.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 02 or percent, to $101.75. Humana Inc. fell$. 13 or. 1 percent, to $143.47. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 16 or. 2 percent, to $98.60.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose $1.32 or 1.3 percent, to $103.05. Humana Inc. rose$. 84 or. 6 percent, to $144.44. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 63 or. 6 percent, to $99.39.

  • The SEC on Wednesday filed civil fraud charges against former Assisted Living Concepts Inc chief executive Laurie Bebo, and chief financial officer, John Buono, who devised a scheme to fraudulently inflate occupancy rates at certain facilities it ran for seniors. Their misconduct included adding Bebo's parents and husband in the company's leasing figures...

  • *Disney falls after results, Salix plummets. "Any kind of change in how the healthcare law is interpreted is going to affect healthcare stocks, probably insurers first," said Kim Forrest, senior equity research analyst at Fort Pitt Capital Group in Pittsburgh. Hospital operator Tenet Healthcare fell 6.5 percent to $47.85 while managed care facilities operator...

  • CHICAGO, Nov 4- CVS Health Corp reported slightly higher-than-expected quarterly results on Tuesday, helped by growth in specialty pharmacy sales and new client additions in its pharmacy benefits business. Net income at CVS, which operates the No. 2 U.S. drugstore chain and a major pharmacy benefits management business, fell to $948 million, or 81 cents per share,...

  • Nov 3- Hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc reported a quarterly profit above average analyst expectation as admissions in its hospitals soared 49 percent. Net profit rose to $62 million, or 54 cents per share, for the third quarter ended Sept. 30 up from $4.1 million, or 4 cents per share, a year earlier. Excluding special items, the company earned $1.01...

  • Medicare program's payment rate for hospital outpatient services will increase 2.3 percent in calendar year 2015, while the rate for ambulatory surgical services will rise 1.4 percent, the federal government announced on Friday. The Medicare health insurance program for the elderly and disabled will also begin to pay doctors a monthly fee to coordinate...

  • Oct 28- HCA Holdings Inc, the largest U.S. hospital operator, on Tuesday announced a deal to acquire a Dallas- based provider of urgent-care services and said its board authorized the repurchase of up to $1 billion of its outstanding shares. HCA said its third-quarter net income rose to $518 million, or $1.16 a share, compared with $365 million, or 79 cents a share, a...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 23- Corporate earnings including Caterpillar's drove Wall Street higher on Thursday but stocks pared gains late in the session after reports that a New York City hospital is running Ebola tests on a healthcare worker who treated infected patients in West Africa.

  • BOSTON, Oct 22- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating about two dozen cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices and hospital equipment that officials fear could be exploited by hackers, a senior official at the agency told Reuters. The products under review by the agency's Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency...

  • British broker Miller Insurance Services LLP said the product it created with U.S. broker William Gallagher Associates would also protect hospitals against any potential losses to revenue in the aftermath of a quarantine. The news comes as U.S. health officials said they were monitoring 16 people in Ohio, including one in quarantine, who had close contact...

  • *Netflix tumbles after quarterly results. *UnitedHealth leads Dow, S&P higher. Adding to the positive tone, St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard told Bloomberg television the U.S. central bank may want to keep up its bond buying stimulus for now given a drop in inflation expectations.

  • Oct 16- UnitedHealth Group Inc said on Thursday that patients had used medical services at low rates in the third quarter, easing worries among investors that higher admissions reported by hospitals would cost insurers more than they planned. UnitedHealth reported a net profit increase that beat Wall Street expectations and described medical use as "...

  • Oct 16- UnitedHealth Group Inc said on Thursday that its third-quarter net profit increased as patients' use of medical services remained "restrained," helping to keep the cost of health insurance claims down. The largest U.S. managed care company reported earnings of $1.6 billion, or $1.63 per share, up from $1.57 billion, or $1.53 per share, a year earlier.

  • Oct 9- Kindred Healthcare Inc said on Thursday it would buy Gentiva Health Services Inc in a cash and stock deal valued at $1.8 billion including debt, ending its months-long pursuit of the home-healthcare provider. Kindred said the deal, which it valued at $19.50 per share, would enhance its position as a provider of post-acute care and rehabilitation services...