The November elections surely won't end the nonstop, eight-year political war over the shape of the U.S. healthcare system. But the ballot results likely will determine whether the changes driven by the ACA continue in the same direction or the system returns to its previous, less-regulated form.
Even if the feds bury Anthem's acquisition of Cigna and Aetna's Humana deal, the big five health insurers are likely to forge new transactions to scale up and improve their position at the bargaining table with consolidating hospitals and systems.
A list of the nation's 20 largest medical schools — 10 allopathic and 10 osteopathic — ranked by total active enrollment for the 2015-16 school year.
Nearly 400 physicians at Hallmark Health System in Medford, Mass., have voted to join the physician network of Tufts Medical Center in Boston, leaving Partners HealthCare's physician organization after acquisition plans fell through.
Coffee chain Starbucks Corp. is moving thousands of employees to an online health insurance marketplace. Yet these types of private exchanges still have not taken off despite lofty industry predictions.
The success of the conservative approach to Medicaid devised by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence—Donald Trump's pick for vice president—is a mixed bag so far, according to a report that offers fodder for both sides of the political spectrum.
Two faith-based health systems want the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on whether their pension plans should be exempt from certain federal protections for workers—an issue that has spurred dozens of lawsuits across the country in recent months.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center paid a $2.75 million penalty to HHS as part of an agreement to resolve security problems found after the 2013 disappearance of a laptop computer with health information for as many as 10,000 people.
Doctors and hospital leaders are skeptical of the "July effect," the term describing the mass arrival of new medical graduates that allegedly leads to more medical errors, lower quality of care and even higher mortality rates. They're also working to make sure it isn't real.
Jeff Brickman has been named president and CEO of Central Maine Healthcare, a three-hospital system based in Lewiston, Maine. He will assume the role Sept. 19.
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