Ever wonder if people really stand up at weddings when the pastor asks if there is anybody who believes the couple shouldn’t get married? Judge Richard Leon just did that when he interrupted CVS and Aetna’s $70 billion merger. Leon, according to Modern Healthcare, told the two healthcare giants they had until December 14 to show ...
In CMS
Oct 10th, 2018
The Department of Justice preliminary OK’d the merger between pharmacy giant CVS and insurance stalwart Aetna. What does this new model of healthcare mean to medical coders and the industry? CVS & Aetna Symbiotic Partners Aetna will take advantage of CVS’ huge network of locations, all of which distribute pharmaceuticals and most of which have some level ...
Learn from my experience with this rare and misdiagnosed disease. By JoAnne Wolf, RHIT, CPC, CEMC, AAPC Fellow When my son Jake was 2½ years old, he woke up around 4 a.m., vomiting. This vomiting was nothing that his father and I had ever experienced with our older daughter, Jenna. This vomiting was violent, and ...
In Billing
Oct 26th, 2017
CVS Health is reportedly making offers to buy Aetna, one of America’s oldest insurers, for at least $66 billion, according to a number of sources that include the Wall Street Journal and Reuters. Established in Connecticut in 1853, Aetna has evolved from property to healthcare coverage, with 23.1 million medical and 14.3 dental members in late ...