The CMS is about to release a sweeping proposed rule that could fuel a major expansion of Medicaid managed long-term care for elderly and disabled beneficiaries.
A national conversion from magnetic strip-based credit and debit cards to cards embedded with security enhancing computer chips is already underway and could prove a boon to providers, after some upfront costs and hassles.
A list of the largest publicly traded pharmaceutical companies, ranked by 2014 revenue reported to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and other sources. Source: Modern Healthcare reporting. Published May 25, 2015. p. 50
A payment reform strategy offering consolidated billing codes and bundled cancer-care payments aims to “fundamentally restructure” the way cancer care is paid for in the U.S.
The health insurance industry has been abuzz the past few weeks with speculation that a big merger is near. Aetna, Anthem, Cigna Corp. and Humana have all been at its epicenter. But do the rumblings really predict a seismic deal?
A federal appeals court ruled Friday that Actavis must continue to sell an Alzheimer's drug it wanted to pull off the market to limit competition from generics. It's a case with potential implications for pharmaceutical companies and patients nationwide, experts say.
Medicaid expansion and an influx of patients have boosted the operating margin of OhioHealth, an 11-hospital system based in the competitive Columbus market.
IT staff at CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield believed they contained a data hack back in June. But on Wednesday, the insurer said data on 1.1 million individuals was breached. Experts warn any delay in responding to a breach can aggravate security risks and increase public relations damage.
The Food and Drug Administration is seeking details from manufacturers of antimicrobials that are used in livestock. It's part of an effort to reduce development of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” that make drugs used in both animals and humans no longer effective.