Category Archives: CIGNA

500 Health IT Jobs Slated for Atlanta

Cloud-based health IT company athenahealth to ‘deepen its roots’ in the South with new office ATLANTA | June 27, 2013 Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush have confirmed the cloud-based EHR company’s plans to expand in Atlanta, something that has been talked about … Continue reading

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Health IT Policy Committee Meeting: The Year Ahead and a Glimpse at Stage 4 of Meaningful Use

At the Jan. 8 Health IT Policy Committee meeting, Farzad Mostashari, M.D., national coordinator for health IT, and Paul Tang, M.D., vice chair of the committee, outlined some priorities for the year ahead, including a glimpse of what Stage 4 … Continue reading

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$400 Million Broadband Allocation Planned

Expanding patient access to medical specialists is the goal of a new, permanent $400 million annual allocation to promote or develop high-speed communications links to rural providers. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski made the announcement Wednesday at 190-bed Oakland (Calif.) Children’s … Continue reading

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White House Calls for Healthcare Cuts, Permanent SGR Fix.

The White House has called for a permanent—not temporary—fix to Medicare’s sustainable growth-rate formula and about $400 billion in healthcare cuts, according to a source familiar with the fiscal-cliff negotiations. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), however, was generally dismissive of … Continue reading

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Cigna CEO Fears ‘Economic Headwinds’ Despite 51% Profit Jump.

By Dina Overland Cigna CEO Fears ‘Economic Headwinds’ Despite 51% Profit Jump.One reason Cigna outperformed this quarter was its new HealthSpring business, which has withstood pricing pressure by using nurses and other healthcare managers to focus on preventive care and, … Continue reading

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