Stabilization talks fall apart ahead of congressional leaders' $1.3 trillion spending deal, leaving insurers disappointed.
Andrew Witty will lead UnitedHealth's fast-growing Optum unit, while Larry Renfro will head the company's newly expanded venture capital fund, Optum Ventures.
The paychecks of most publicly traded health insurer CEOs increased in 2017. Companies' preliminary proxy statements also give a first look at what recently hired CEOs' pay looks like.
Hospitals fear UnitedHealth's new emergency department payment policy, which comes on the heel's of rival insurer Anthem's controversial ED policy, could squeeze providers' revenue.
Sens. Benjamin Cardin and Claire McCaskill called on HHS Secretary Alex Azar and Labor Secretary Alexander Costa to look into whether Anthem's emergency room policy violates federal law.
A federal judge ruled the federal government hadn't shown that statements the insurer made about billing data accuracy would have affected payment of the claims.
More states have started questioning Aetna's prior-authorization practices in the wake of a former Aetna medical director's admission that he never reviewed patient medical records when deciding whether to pay for treatment.
The CMS expects millions of young, healthy and high-income people will choose to lose insurance as a result of Congress' repeal of the penalty for not being covered.
Only one-third of hospital leaders surveyed said their facility was highly capable of interoperability even though 98% said it was an important asset in the move to value-based payment in the next three years.
A former Aetna medical director admitted he didn't review patient medical records when making treatment authorization decisions. That's put a microscope on insurers' processes and could thwart Aetna's proposed merger with pharmacy giant CVS Health.
New York-based insurer Oscar Health's individual membership surged to roughly 252,500 this year from about 100,000 in 2017. A narrow provider network with a big name health system at the center is the cornerstone of its strategy.
Cathy Eddy, founder and president of the Health Plan Alliance, is retiring at the end of April. Joe Lastinger, a former Baylor Scott & White Health executive, will take over as president effective immediately.