Cincinnati and South Carolina are the latest to sue drug distributors and manufacturers for allegedly fueling the opioid crisis by filling suspicious drug orders. Companies call the efforts "misguided."
As hackers gain easier access to the tools of their trade, hacks of healthcare organizations have increased dramatically, with 162% more so far in 2017 as there were in all of 2016.
Longtime UnitedHealth CEO Stephen Hemsley will step down Sept. 1, and President David Wichmann will take over. The change marks a major leadership shakeup at the nation's largest health plan.
Pharmaceuticals take to Facebook, crowdsourced diagnostic tools inspire enthusiasm and skepticism, and the movie "What the Health" bends the truth.
Naperville, Ill.-based Edward-Elmhurst Health is feeling the squeeze of climbing bad debt thanks to high-deductible health plans, soaring pharmaceutical costs and Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements that don't fully cover the price tag of patient care.
The deal with Centene Corp. in partnership with the Nevada-based Hometown Health will help ensure coverage is available to all Nevadans, after Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield pulled out of the state's healthcare exchange.
The new money from a Los Angeles-based asset management firm includes equity and debt financing and will be used to buy doctors' practices and open additional outpatient clinics.
Women who have to travel longer distances to receive abortions are more than twice as likely to end up getting follow-up care within their local emergency departments, according to a new study, which researchers say raises the cost of such services.
The long-term care industry has taken steps to create more patient-centered care plans that are resulting in less use of antipsychotics, but some doctors are worried the trend may lead to some patients not getting the drugs they need.
The CMS is canceling two mandatory cardiac pay models that were supposed to start next year and is scaling back a joint replacement model that has already been implemented by hospitals across the country.
Chinese billionaire Tianqiao Chen ended months of relative quiet at CHS by buying 9.8 million more shares of the company under an activist flag.