Supporters hope a new Medicare Advantage experiment offering lower out-of-pocket costs for high-value services and providers will become a template for health plans with sizable cost-sharing, which have become the standard offering from employers and insurers.
Kirk Adams, the longtime healthcare chief for the Service Employees International Union, is leaving that role to join the Healthcare Education Project, a joint effort of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and the Greater New York Hospital Association.
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.
After vigorously opposing Partners HealthCare's expansion plans, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Lahey Health may merge to create a major rival to the Boston-based giant, the Boston Globe reports.
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.
HHS proposed on Thursday to ban discrimination against transgender people throughout the healthcare system, carrying out anti-bias provisions in the Affordable Care Act.
Highmark Health reported an operating loss of $171 million during the first six months of the year as losses soared for health plans sold in Affordable Care Act exchanges.
The first biosimilar medication approved in the U.S. made its way to the market on Thursday, ushering in a new era of competition between such drugs and the original high-cost biologic therapies they emulate.
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.
David Bernd, CEO of Norfolk, Va.-based Sentara Healthcare, is retiring next year. Howard Kern, Sentara's president and COO, assumes the role after Bernd's retirement, effective March 3, 2016.