Seeking to mollify investor concerns over large losses from the Affordable Care Act, UnitedHealth Group CEO Stephen Hemsley said jumping into the exchanges this early was a “bad decision” and blamed himself.
Will Highmark and UPMC ever bury the hatchet? David Holmberg, CEO of Pittsburgh-based health insurer and integrated delivery system Highmark Health, weighs in on its fierce battle with UPMC for the region's healthcare market.
A list of the nation's top EHR vendors, based on total number of providers where vendor is the primary EHR vendor. Data is from March 2015 and March 2014. Source: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Published Nov. 30,...
A patient's family is challenging a Texas hospital's decision to withdraw his life support, saying a state law that allows providers to halt such care is unconstitutional.
Health insurer Cigna Corp. has agreed to settle multiple class-action lawsuits that alleged Cigna and its pending acquirer, Anthem, shortchanged investors and agreed to a bad deal.
With federal funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program set to run out in 2017, HHS has determined children can't get comparable benefits and cost-sharing on the insurance exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act.
The Cleveland Clinic's hospitals were busier in the third quarter, which boosted the Ohio system's revenue—but not enough to offset the cost of new hires, higher wages and more expensive pharmaceuticals.
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center has agreed to pay $850,000 in a settlement with HHS' Office for Civil Rights to resolve alleged privacy and security violations stemming from the theft of a laptop computer with unencrypted patient records.
Rural providers should be required to participate in federal pay-for-performance programs, but the measurements should reflect rural patient volume, patient demographics and practice size, according to an analysis requested by HHS.
Marty Fattig, CEO of Nemaha County Hospital in Auburn, Neb., discusses rural hospitals' challenges in recruiting staff, the problems created by Nebraska's refusal so far to expand Medicaid to low-income adults and how he motivates his employees.