What AmSurg's bid to buy Team Health means for insurer mergers; Heritage Action for American pushes for full ACA repeal;

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> AmSurg Corp.'s bid to grow its doctor network by buying rival Team Health Holdings ultimately weakens the case that the two major pending health insurer mergers will hurt providers' negotiating power, according to Forbes. Article

> The far-right group Heritage Action for America is campaigning against a Republican-led bill in the House of Representatives that would unravel major parts of the Affordable Care Act, saying the legislation doesn't go far enough toward a full repeal, The Hill reports. Article

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a frequently-asked-questions document to advise states about how the recently passed PACE Act will affect their option to expand the definition of the small-group insurance market. Document

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> When Tuomey Healthcare System was hit with a $237.5 million judgment in 2013, the South Carolina provider said it would be forced to close its doors. Two years later, the feds are settling for less than one-third of that original judgment following a long, tumultuous legal battle. Article

> The largest fraud bust in U.S. history probably wouldn't have happened without the assistance of data analytics, according to the Office of Inspector General. Article

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