The CMS published the much-anticipated Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings on Wednesday after industry stakeholders and Congress pressured the agency to continue to delay their release.
Just seven states achieved a passing grade for making usable healthcare price information available to consumers, according to the 2016 Report Card on State Price Transparency Laws.
A list of the 20 largest healthcare merger-and-acquisition deals through June 2016, ranked by announced purchase price based on Modern Healthcare reporting. Source: Modern Healthcare Mergers & Acquisitions premium database. Published July 25, 2016, p. 34.
Eleven states have joined the Federal Trade Commission's fight to stop a merger between two Chicago-area health systems.
Less than a week after finding out the U.S. Justice Department would seek to block its acquisition of Cigna Corp., Anthem said Wednesday that its second-quarter profit fell more than 9% year over year and it lowered its earnings projections for the rest of the year.
The CMS wants to ease enrollment on the federal insurance marketplace and keep it affordable by expediting the application process and signing up some people who are rejected for Medicaid.
A federal appeals court determined on Tuesday that Dignity Health's employee pension plan must comply with federal protections for workers despite the system's faith-based background.
HHS will fund an organization for cybersecurity professionals to exchange information about threats to the healthcare industry's IT systems. The goal is to allow providers, public health agencies and HHS to share information “about cyberthreats and provide outreach and education."
Latest guidelines released Tuesday by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force have upheld its 2009 recommendations that found there was not enough evidence to assess the benefits or harms in conducting visual examinations to screen for skin cancer in patients at moderate risk.
Heather Rohan has been promoted to president of HCA's TriStar Division, which includes 16 hospitals in Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee. She will begin her new role Dec. 1.
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