As expected, the CMS' sweeping rule to modernize the regulation of Medicaid managed-care plans is drawing flak from state Medicaid directors and insurers who say it would impose heavy-handed federal control and could hurt patient care.
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Two New Jersey health systems are suing because they say a new state law unfairly takes away their role as advanced emergency medical service providers in their service areas.
Low medical costs and growth in Medicaid membership raised the second-quarter bottom line at Anthem. Now, the Indianapolis-based health insurer will turn its focus on getting approval for its $54.2 billion takeover of rival Cigna Corp.
There are no current plans for HHS to investigate Planned Parenthood for providing fetal tissue to researchers, Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said Tuesday. Some want the provider's funding pulled after leaked videos show doctors discussing providing tissue from aborted fetuses to researchers.
Health insurer Humana, which is being acquired by competitor Aetna, posted a year-over-year increase in its second-quarter profit. But that did little to suppress investor disappointment, as hospital and medical claims were again higher than expected.
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer on Tuesday reported continuing declines in sales and earnings as it girds for the loss of patent protection in Europe and Japan of Enbrel, its rheumatoid arthritis drug.
Several of the country's largest physician organizations are collaborating to address the recent rise in drug-overdose deaths that are due, in part, to the increased use of prescription opioid painkillers.
Former CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner has resigned from LifePoint Health's board of directors following her appointment to head the insurance industry's powerful lobbying group.