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Elevance Health integrates infusion services 

January 8, 2024HME News Staff

INDIANAPOLIS – Elevance Health, which, through its affiliates, offers a comprehensive suite of commercial, Medicare and Medicaid plans, has entered into an agreement to buy Paragon Healthcare, a Plano, Texas-based provider with a network of ambulatory infusion centers, home infusion pharmacies and specialty pharmacies.  Elevance Health’s affiliates include Anthem and Wellpoint, as well as Carelon. Paragon Healthcare will operate as part of CarelonRx, the pharmacy services segment...

Elevance Health, Infusion, Paragon Healthcare, vertical integration

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Focus on post-acute care circles HME

June 19, 2023Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Recently, I wrote about the news that Humana has contracted with AdaptHealth and Rotech Healthcare to provide HME products and services to its Medicare Advantage HME members.  Now, another giant health care company is making waves in the HME industry: Optum, which has been a subsidiary of UnitedHealthcare since 2011 and which earlier this year bought LHC Group for a reported $5.4 billion.  LHC Group has 30,000 employees delivering home health, hospice, home- and community-based services,...

Amedisys, Option Care Health, Optum, vertical integration

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