Patricia Hemingway Hall, president and CEO of Health Care Service Corp., will retire at the end of the year. She has led HCSC, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurer for five states, since 2008.
There's a systemic breakdown that's causing mishandling of potentially deadly biological materials at federal research labs, according to federal investigators.
A list of the nation's 20 largest medical schools — 10 allopathic and 10 osteopathic — ranked by total active enrollment for the 2014-15 school year.
Skilled-nursing facilities will get a smaller rate increase than initially proposed by the CMS for fiscal 2016. The decrease is due to various changes in calculations including inflation predictions, according to a CMS spokesman.
Lower medical costs and more revenue from employer- and government-based health plans led to higher second-quarter profits for Cigna Corp., the Bloomfield, Conn.-based company reported Thursday.
Healthcare spending grew at twice the rate of the rest of the economy in the second quarter, renewing fears that the sector's upward march has resumed after nearly a half decade of relative calm.
Deals between hospital operating companies and real estate investment trusts (REITs) are expected to multiply as more providers realize it's time to cash in on their bloated real estate portfolios.
Medical-device maker Abbott Laboratories said Thursday it has agreed to buy replacement heart-valve maker Tendyne Holdings for $225 million, and has invested in a second company in the field.
New proposed federal rules released this week aim to track how production and facility problems lead to a shortage of certain drugs.
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.