The American Medical Association says doctors and their patients, not pharmacy benefit managers, should determine opioid treatment plans, criticizing Express Scripts' plan to limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users.
Northwestern Medicine may have found the one hospital market where investment in long-term care hasn't paid off: affluent north suburban Lake Forest, Ill.
Trump has repeatedly threatened to end the cost-sharing subsidies, though the Congressional Budget Office has warned that premiums would rise sharply without the payments. So far, Trump still hasn't guaranteed that payments will be made long term.
Although insurers asked for a 17.7% increase, New York's Department of Financial Services approved a 14.6% bump as it factored in the potential loss of cost sharing–reduction payments that insurers use to cover out-of-pocket expenses for lower-income consumers.
A new financial disclosure shows Summa Health lost more than $33 million in the first half of this year, compared with a $14 million profit for the like period last year. Interim CEO Dr. Cliff Deveny previously warned that the system was on track to lose more than $60 million in operating income...
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.
The Trump administration's cancelation of two mandatory pay models could signal to providers that they can value volume over quality, experts say.
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."
President Donald Trump says he's ending a pair of White House advisory councils that were staffed by corporate chief executives. Merck and Johnson & Johnson are among the parade of departing leaders from the informal panel.
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.
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.