8 things for spine surgeons to know for Thursday — Aug. 18, 2016

Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Aug. 18, 2016. Aetna to pull out of 11 ACA exchanges; expects losses reaching $300MAetna will stop acquiring individual Affordable Care Act plans in 11 state exchanges. This year, Aetna offered plans in 15 states. The company’s latest decision to exit 11 exchanges will leave customers in North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Florida left to seek coverage elsewhere. Aetna said it anticipated losses totaling $300 million on these state exchanges earlier this year. Zimmer Biomet acquires CD Diagnostics; ramps up musculoskeletal diagnostic offeringsWarsaw, Ind.-based Zimmer Biomet is acquiring CD Diagnostics, a Claymont, Del.-based company developing immunoassays and biomarker testing. The two companies partnered in 2012 to co-develop musculoskeletal healthcare diagnostics. They did not disclose financial details of the transaction. Louisiana ranks…


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