The J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference kicked off in San Francisco on Monday with news of more cost-cutting measures by Tenet and continued success on the ACA exchanges for Centene. Our reporters Shelby Livingston and Tara Bannow are there to offer daily observations and news.
Maryland's unique rate-setting system for hospital services is getting a one-year extension from the federal government and will run until Dec. 31, 2019. The extension will give federal officials time to complete a review and consider four years of performance through the end of 2017.
A slew of cities and counties in Indiana have joined the growing ranks of municipalities and states that have sued the major drug distributors for allegedly overlooking suspicious opioid prescriptions and fueling the abuse epidemic.
A new Health Affairs study finds from 2001 to 2010, U.S. children ages 1 to 19 had a 57% higher risk of death than children in 19 other developed countries.
Healthcare providers that form partnerships with a wide range of organizations within and outside of the industry could prevent unnecessary utilization and better control costs, according to a new study.
As laboratory tests become more complex and widely used, the CMS is seeking industry input on how lab rules should be updated.
Allscripts will gain new business from its acquisition of Practice Fusion, which makes a cloud-based EHR used primarily by small, independent physician practices.
Researchers say making changes to Medicaid would take a heavy financial toll on hospitals in many underserved areas.
Iowa's shift to privately managed Medicaid will save the state 80% less money this year than originally predicted, according to a new state estimate.
Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter signed an executive order directing the state Department of Insurance to create guidelines for health insurance carriers to offer lower-priced coverage plans.
Florida officials say hackers may have accessed the personal information and medical records of up to 30,000 Medicaid recipients two months ago.
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