Indianapolis-based Anthem says it plans to buy, at a price it would not disclose, a large palliative-care provider.
The huge insurer agreed to buy Aspire Health, what it called America’s”largest nonhospice community-based palliative care provider,” serving 25 states and Washington, D.C.
Anthem’s big move into nonhospital-based care follows similar steps by rival insurers Aetna, UnitedHealth and Humana. Humana, for example, has teamed with investors to buy two large post-acute-care providers, including Kindred Healthcare and Curo Health Services.
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