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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

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Judge Blocks Anthem-Cigna Merger

American Medical Association President, Andrew W. Gurman, MD, issued a statement on Wednesday after a U.S. Federal judge blocked the purchase of Cigna by rival insurer Anthem. Dr. Gurman said, “In a David vs. Goliath battle between consumers and mega insurers, a federal judge today ruled that Anthem’s proposed acquisition of Cigna poses a clear and present threat… Read More

Minnesota Start-Up Enters Device Market

A business article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported on a new device company that is contracting with third-party manufacturers to provide low-cost systems for hip and knee replacements. The start-up was founded in response to the changes in health care – specifically the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model from CMS. The article cites an analysis by… Read More