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CVS Health's proposed merger with Aetna still is subject to regulatory approval, and Joe Goode, director of corporate public relations for CVS, says, "Both companies continue to cooperate with the Department of Justice staff in its review of the transaction."
Leaders on the House Energy and Commerce Committee in letters sent to CMS and four national accrediting organizations raise concerns "about the adequacy of CMS' oversight as well as the rigor of the [hospital] accrediting organization survey process."
Jina Choi, director of the Securities and Exchange Commission's San Francisco regional office, says, "Innovators who seek to revolutionize and disrupt an industry must tell investors the truth about what their technology can do today, not just what they hope it might do someday."
According to UnitedHealthcare, "The goal of this revised policy is to ensure accurate coding by hospitals, and ultimately promoting accurate coding of health care services is an important step in achieving the triple aim of better care, better health, and lower overall cost."