Centene Acquires Apixio in Bid To Improve Data Analytics

Centene Corp. on Nov. 9 said it will acquire health care analytics company Apixio Inc., a move that industry insiders say will help the insurer leverage electronic health record (EHR) and population health data. That strategy, they suggest, is especially important with the industrywide implementation of EHR interoperability regulations, which will release a flood of patient data.

In a Nov. 9 investor note, Citi analyst Ralph Giacobbe cited the increasing importance of analytics in managed care.

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Peter has worked as a journalist since 2011 and has covered health care since 2020. At AIS Health, Peter covers trends in finance, business and policy that affect the health insurance and pharma sectors. For Health Plan Weekly, he covers all aspects of the U.S. health insurance sector, including employer-sponsored insurance, Medicaid managed care, Medicare Advantage and the Affordable Care Act individual marketplaces. In Radar on Drug Benefits, Peter covers the operations of (and conflicts between) pharmacy benefit managers and pharmaceutical manufacturers, with a particular focus on pricing dynamics and market access. Before joining AIS Health, Peter covered transportation, public safety and local government for various outlets in Seattle, his hometown and current place of residence. He graduated with a B.A. from Colby College.

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