The CMS Innovation Center unveiled a new demonstration program Tuesday that will allow Medicare Advantage insurers to encourage the use of clinically valuable services by lowering out-of-pocket costs for enrollees.
Michigan has submitted a take-it-or-leave-it request to alter the terms of its Medicaid expansion, and coverage for about 600,000 residents is at stake.
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.
Trinity Health, one of the nation's largest health systems, closed on a deal to sell a Michigan hospital to Prime Healthcare Services under a strategy to shed struggling hospitals.
This month, Georgia is expected to announce which private insurers will manage the care for 1.3 million low-income Medicaid beneficiaries. Analysts predict the incumbent plans will prevail.
The U.S. Justice Department told a federal judge that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's decision to oust Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid program appears to violate federal law by denying Medicaid patients the right to choose their healthcare providers.
Capella Healthcare, the privately held, Franklin, Tenn.-based chain, Tuesday announced it has finalized its $900 million sale to a real estate investment trust. In the deal, Medical Properties Trust acquires Capella's properties and a minority ownership in operations.
In its second acquisition in just under a week, Dublin-based medical devicemaker Medtronic announced Monday evening that it had acquired Medina Medical, a device company focused on aneurysm treatment.
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.
Health insurer Anthem has named Brian Griffin, former president of Anthem's New York health plan, as the president of Anthem's overall commercial and specialty business. He starts Tuesday.