The CMS is considering reimbursing all Medicare providers for one-time cancer treatments that genetically alter patients' cells to fight the disease. The move could increase revenue by millions at each hospital offering the therapy.
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"We realize the VA Mission Act will be a new program and there will be growing pains. But we stand behind the ideals and concepts that the VA Mission Act promises our veterans," says Ascension President and CEO Anthony Tersigni.
Annette Walker, a top Providence St. Joseph Health executive, is leaving the health system to serve as president of City of Hope, Orange County, a cancer research and treatment center in Irvine, Calif.
Women who use the breast cancer drug Herceptin for six months did just as well as those who took it for a year, according to a new study that could ultimately benefit value-based providers and harm those still based on fee-for-service models.
A new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission shows why Cigna and Express Scripts decided to join forces in the wake of their breakups with health insurer Anthem.
The American Heart Association, UPMC and Philips will invest in emerging companies developing tools for preventing and treating cardiovascular disease and stroke.
The FDA claimed 39 drug companies may be blocking generic-drug makers from obtaining samples of their branded products to hinder generic competition.
Professional services firm Aon announced Thursday it has partnered with two companies to help self-insured employers consider cost and quality of surgical procedures when they negotiate with providers.
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has created a $10 million accelerator fund to speed up the commercialization of research at the school. It's starting with two investments in drug-development ventures.
The Detroit Medical Center has sold its retail and outpatient pharmacies to Walgreens Co. as part of a pharmacy reorganization. The deal encompasses seven specialty pharmacy sites and one mail-order business, Crain's has learned.
Tenet Healthcare Corp. hired Paola Arbour as its new chief information officer and Marie Quintana as its chief marketing officer.
Mary Kingston will replace Rand O'Leary, who left the Vancouver, Wash.-based organization in April. She will oversee four hospitals.
A sleep association warns against relying on consumer sleep devices, advocacy groups sue over Iowa's new abortion law and the internet tries to hear "Yanny" and "Laurel."
The Leapfrog Group's latest Maternity Care Report found the rate of episiotomies and C-sections varied greatly between hospitals in the same city and region.
A federal appeals court approved a settlement between the House Republicans and the Trump administration, ending a lawsuit over cost-sharing reduction payments for the Obamacare exchanges.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a compromise VA Choice reform bill. Congress aims to send it to the president before funding runs out in May.
The move comes a year after Advocate and NorthShore walked away from a merger that would have made the combination one of the largest not-for-profit hospital networks in the nation, scrapping the plan after federal officials raised antitrust concerns.
As House lawmakers try to loosen a controversial limit on residential treatment for opioid addicts, Medicaid reimbursement issues are getting wrapped into the bigger fight over how much Congress should chip away at the longtime provision.
The CMS wants to consolidate several Medicare quality programs in an effort to identify the highest performing groups and have them scale their efforts under a contract that's worth up to $25 billion.
The quarterly profit—the first Oscar has reported since launching five years ago—signals that the health insurer's strategy of creating narrow networks through partnerships with major brand-name hospital systems may be a winner.