AmerisourceBergen announced Tuesday that it has signed a $2.5 billion cash deal to buy PharMEDium Healthcare Holdings, which provides compounded sterile preparations to acute-care U.S. hospitals.
North Carolina's move toward Medicaid managed care has providers worried patient care could suffer, but the recently signed enabling law may allow regional provider-led groups to bid on the contracts.
A list of critical-access hospitals by state, ranked by the number of CAHs as of Sept. 1, 2015. Source: Flex Monitoring Team. Published Oct. 5, 2015, p. 34.
Medicare could reduce spending with better care coordination for seniors who are too healthy for nursing homes but too frail to live without some support, researchers write in the journal Health Affairs.
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Iowa's largest insurer, will start selling health plans on Iowa's exchange during the 2016 open-enrollment period after sitting out the first two years.
The nation's top drug compliance official says the FDA is combating drug shortages that have plagued hospitals.
Montefiore Health System announced Tuesday that it will acquire St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, a struggling hospital in New York's Hudson Valley. The deal would add St. Luke's to Montefiore's growing 10-hospital health system.
The federal government has released its final vision on how to achieve widespread interoperability of electronic health-record systems.
Federal regulators Monday ordered makers of some duodenoscopes to conduct post-market research on how disinfecting those devices works in medical settings. The move is in response to several recent outbreaks of antibiotic-resistant infections due to the scopes.