Congress finalized its deal on opioids legislation, including one long-shot measure to free up Medicaid funds for inpatient addiction treatment.
If UnitedHealth and Envision don't reach a deal to extend their contract beyond Dec. 31, patients who visit emergency departments or certain other hospital departments staffed by Envision physicians could receive big out-of-network bills.
Medicaid, the 50-year-old federal-state health coverage plan for the poor, has devolved into a political inter-industry feud in the impoverished Mississippi Delta. What does the fight foretell about the Medicaid industry and how it treats the nation's poorest?
Ochsner Health System will make improvements to the safety-net hospitals in north Louisiana under its new management deal to operate the facilities, the system's CEO said Monday as the oversight contracts were officially signed.
On Jan. 1, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan plans to roll out a new virtual well-being program to complement its online wellness and health education programs.
A group of clinical laboratories lost their legal challenge to a multibillion-dollar Medicare reimbursement cut after a federal judge tossed the lawsuit on procedural grounds.
The healthcare industry is using financial assistance programs, employee ownership models and partnering with academic institutions to cope with high turnover along with simultaneous labor shortages.
An analysis of brand-name prescription drug prices shows it's been business as usual for drugmakers, with far more price hikes than cuts. The number of increases slowed somewhat and were not quite as steep as in past years.
Now that devices like blood pressure cuffs and scales are connected to the internet, patients can send their medical measurements directly to health systems, whose care teams monitor the patients' well-being.
The CMS has awarded seven organizations a total of $26.6 million to develop quality measures that address areas of care that aren't currently included in the Quality Payment Program.
Roxanna Gapstur will succeed Dr. Kevin Mosser as the next president and CEO of WellSpan Health after Mosser retires on Jan. 1.