Healthcare mergers and acquisitions: What payers, providers will do in 2017 March 06, 2017 By Aine Cryts Integrating businesses is complex, but experts shed light on other options including partnerships and shared services. Seven ways the blocked Aetna-Humana merger affects the industry January 25, 2017 By Tracey Walker The proposed megamerger has been shot down. Find out what it means for healthcare execs. Healthcare M&A trends: 5 insights for healthcare executives September 11, 2016 By Thad Kresho As external pressures such as government regulations continue to mount and alter the approach to deal making in the healthcare sector, there are five things health services executives should watch. M&A outlook for payers and providers A glimpse into the present and future of healthcare industry mergers and acquisitions Aetna-Humana acquisition: What executives should know July 08, 2015 By Aubrey Westgate To find how the consolidation will impact other payers and the industry, we asked several experts and consultants to weigh in. Here's what they said. Four steps to a successful healthcare M&A strategy June 30, 2015 By Tracey Walker Healthcare organizations must better incorporate change management and cultural integration into their M&A strategy. Here's how. Determining the best approach to consolidation in healthcare June 04, 2015 By Aubrey Westgate Payers and providers must consider the key differences between two consolidation models: "horizontal consolidations" and "vertical consolidations." Here's why. UnitedHealth Group acquires Catamaran for $12.8 billion March 31, 2015 By Tracey Walker UnitedHealth Group’s announcement that its free-standing pharmacy care services business, OptumRx, will merge with Catamaran Corp., the fourth largest pharmacy benefit manager in the U.S., makes sense, according to industry experts. Blue Shield of California makes first foray into Medicaid market December 11, 2014 By Lisa Smith Looking to capitalize on California’s decision to expand Medicaid, Blue Shield of California has purchased Care 1st of Monterey Park, which will add 473,000 Medicaid managed-care members to its rolls. Ascension Health, Trinity form managed care contracting company Together Health System May 07, 2014 Two of the largest health systems in Michigan have formed a separate clinical care company to create a network with 27 hospitals, more than 12 physician organizations and 5,000 physicians for joint managed care contracting.