More than 1.6 million people have selected a health plan through HealthCare.gov in the opening three weeks, according to the latest federal data released Wednesday. But newcomers still represent a minority of those signups.
Federal prosecutors announced charges Tuesday against a former hospital CFO, two surgeons and two other defendants in a kickback scheme involving nearly $600 million in fraudulent claims for spinal surgeries in Southern California.
See a list of the nation's 20 largest skilled-nursing providers, ranked by revenue in 2014. Source: Modern Healthcare's 16th annual Post-Acute Care Survey, Securities and Exchange Commission filings and Internal Revenue Service filings.
Cincinnati-based Mercy Health and Akron, Ohio-based Summa Health will jointly contract for accountable care with health plans under a newly created clinically integrated network with broad geographic reach in the state.
Molina Healthcare is buying the Medicaid assets of one of Henry Ford Health System's health plans. That news comes a week after the state denied Henry Ford's appeal of new Medicaid contracts.
Medicaid agencies want federal officials to keep them in mind as they incorporate participation in alternative payment models with all types of payers into Medicare's reimbursement rates for physicians.
A spike in earnings from Medicaid patient visits did little to soften the blow to Orlando Health's operating margin in its fourth quarter. The Orlando, Fla-based not-for-profit saw operating margin for the entire year rise slightly to 7.7%.
Safeway is partnering up with Sonora Quest Laboratories after dumping Theranos. Sonora, a joint venture of Banner Health and Quest Diagnostics, will open patient-service centers in Arizona Safeway stores, starting with a north Scottsdale location already open.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration expects to release new guidance by the end of February on a form of birth control that has been linked to more than 15,000 adverse events, including at least a dozen deaths.