A public hospital has joined a number of Florida providers alleging integrated system Health First is engaging in unfair business practices. The lawsuits come amid increasing numbers of health systems moving toward integration across the country.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott asked aides to investigate a health plan whose leader urged Medicaid expansion. Meanwhile, Abbott and his advisers were pursuing negotiations with the Obama administration about extending Texas' five-year Medicaid waiver program, which ends next September.
A list of the 20 largest biotechnology companies ranked by 12-month revenue as of June 30, 2015. Source: BioPharm Insight. Published Aug. 31, 2015, p. 35.
Indianapolis-based Community Health Network has launched a joint venture with management company VillageMD to sell analytics and disease management services to primary-care physicians.
This month, Georgia is expected to announce which private insurers will manage the care for 1.3 million low-income Medicaid beneficiaries. Analysts predict the incumbent plans will prevail.
The CMS is making permanent a fast-track avenue for Medicaid enrollment through the federal program that provides food assistance for low-income Americans.
Providers and policy experts are split on the Obama administration's proposal to salvage the controversial two-midnight rule with a series of modifications intended to mollify its many critics. Some influential stakeholders still want it killed.
Two papers published online Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine show promising results in the treatment of two rare blood disorders using an experimental therapy developed by Menlo Park, Calif., biopharmaceutical firm Geron Corp.
Premier, the Charlotte, N.C.-based group purchasing and performance-improvement company, has launched a nationwide initiative to combat antibiotic-resistant "superbugs." Later this week, the National Quality Forum will consider an antibiotic stewardship measure proposed by the CDC.