The hospitals most likely to be penalized under the federal hospital-acquired-condition reduction program are those that are Joint Commission accredited and do well on other publicly reported quality measures, a new study finds. A growing number of safety leaders say the current metrics may be...
HHS is not aware of any consumers intentionally falsifying information to get subsides for insurance exchange coverage, Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell testified Tuesday at a hearing.
A list of the nation's 20 largest medical schools — 10 allopathic and 10 osteopathic — ranked by total active enrollment for the 2014-15 school year.
NYU Hospitals Center has applied for a full-asset merger with Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn as it continues to hunt for more deals around the city.
Louisiana Health Cooperative, the state's not-for-profit health plan created by the Affordable Care Act, will close by the end of the year. It is the second co-op casualty, and a sign that many other co-ops are on life support.
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush called last week for a “phase out” of Medicare, which he said is not fiscally sustainable. But his statement contradicted a recent report showing that the fiscal future of Medicare's hospital trust has improved.
British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca plans to sell its thyroid cancer drug Caprelsa to Cambridge, Mass.-based Genzyme in a deal valued at $300 million. It's part of the company's strategy to move away from rare disease offerings and focus on key treatments.
A new report released Monday by the Washington, D.C.-based Bipartisan Policy Center found that $1.5 trillion invested in research and development over the past 20 years resulted in fewer drugs actually going to market compared to the 1950s.
Could a patient personality test help clinicians improve medication and treatment compliance? Los Angeles-based startup Frame Health is testing that approach at Kaiser Permanente.