Even though hospitals' Medicare margins continued to decline in 2017, their total all-payer margins climbed to a near-high level, preliminary data from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission shows.
Ambitious new bill from GOP Rep. Bruce Westerman aims to tackle costs along with an Obamacare market overhaul.
Here are five issues to watch out for during Tuesday's blockbuster drug prices hearing.
The first three generics introduced make the biggest dent on prices. But the vast majority of generic-drug approvals from 2012 to 2017 were for the fourth, fifth, sixth or even later versions that minimally impact prices, according to a new report.
More independent hospitals are joining systems as they endure despite lower admissions and higher operating costs.
Advocates argue that price controls are needed because competition is failing as providers, insurers and manufacturers become larger and larger.
Florida's Republican governor wants his state to become the first to import drugs from Canada, and he is asking his friend President Donald Trump for help.
Twenty-one percent of rural hospitals are at high risk of closing, according to a new report. That equates to 430 hospitals across 43 states that employ about 150,000 people and generate about $21.2 billion in patient revenue.
Healthcare spending growth will rise at an annual average of 5.5% over the next decade, slightly faster than in the past few years, due to the aging of the baby boomers and healthcare price growth, the CMS reported Wednesday.
The proposed merger of Partners HealthCare and Care New England won't have a dramatic effect on Massachusetts healthcare spending, even if care patterns significantly change, according to the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission.
People are essentially paying more for the same amount of care. Average utilization across all sectors only grew 0.5% from 2016 to 2017, but spending rose 4.2% led by a 3.6% hike in prices, according to a new report.
Hospital prices for inpatient care grew 42% from 2007 to 2014 while physician prices rose 18%, according to a new study. This trend should direct policy reform, researchers said.