As more insurers shift to narrow provider networks to keep premiums down, hospitals increasingly find themselves caught in the middle as patients, insurers and physicians fight over who should pick up bills for services that patients unknowingly receive from out-of-network doctors.
A new Federal Communications Commission ruling could challenge medical-debt collectors seeking to contact patients on their cellphones.
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.
DaVita Kidney Care, the dialysis arm of DaVita HealthCare Partners, is entering a joint venture kidney-care specialty hospital chain in northeastern China that's the first of its kind.
Medicare Advantage has been held up as a source of solid growth for health insurers. Humana's reach and expertise in the market attracted Aetna's $37 billion buyout bid. But not all Advantage plans are benefiting from the enrollment wave.
The whistle-blower whose case led to a whopping $320 million settlement between the government and SCAN Health Plan in 2012 is not entitled to any of that cash, a federal judge has ruled. Some say the decision could lead to fewer whistle-blowers bringing cases against Medicare Advantage plans.
The Cleveland Clinic once again delivered a strong financial performance in the second quarter as it continued to reap the benefits from cost-cutting initiatives while also seeing higher volume.
Only 21 states are planning to switch their workers' compensation claims to ICD-10 coding on Oct. 1. Four more have regulations in the works.
The Veterans Affairs Department is conducting fewer reviews of medical errors, even though the number of such problems has increased, according to a report by the GAO. The VA said it is aware of the decrease in reviews, but has not studied why it has happened.