The fiscal 2017 budget proposal from the White House would allow the HHS secretary to negotiate the prices of biologics for Medicare patients and would more quickly close the "doughnut hole" coverage gap.
WellCare executives are getting “formal M&A training” this month and will eventually scour the marketplace for promising Medicaid and Medicare Advantage plans. The insurer has been storing surplus cash and now has $1.25 billion of “dry powder” to spend on transactions.
A one page list of 21 OECD nations with universal coverage, ranked by percentage change of healthcare GDP from 2000 and 2013. Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Published: Feb. 8, 2016, p. 34.
Hospitals persuaded a federal appeals court to give new life to their legal fight to force HHS to work more quickly through a backlog of disputed findings by Medicare's controversial recovery audit contractors.
The health plan, a subsidiary of Northwell Health, signed up 91,193 members. Last year, it had 26,567 members. Much of that bump was likely the result of the demise of startup insurer Health Republic, which left 200,000 members without coverage when regulators shut it down.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Tuesday held the first of three hearings for bills that would form companion legislation for the 21st Century Cures Act that passed the House last summer
Mispriced plans in the Medicare Advantage and public exchange markets damaged Humana's business last year, and there's no certainty the insurer will turn things around this year.
The collaboration is a new take on a common theme: Telemedicine meets clinically integrated network. And it will allow faster and broader telemedicine adoption than if each health system tried to build its own independent program.
Derek Feeley, the former head of the National Health Service in Scotland, replaced Maureen Bisognano this year as CEO of Institute for Healthcare Improvement. He recently spoke with Modern Healthcare about the changes in healthcare and their impact on the organization.
Dr. Alan Kaplan was announced Tuesday as the next CEO of UW Health in Madison, Wis. Kaplan is currently executive VP and chief clinical transformation officer at UnityPoint, a regional health system based in West Des Moines, Iowa.
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