In separate letters Thursday, Democrats and Republicans from the Senate Finance Committee said the new model makes broad changes that could adversely affect quality of care.
House Majority Leader Paul Ryan and some other conservatives believe that putting the sickest people into tax-subsidized high-risk plans would reduce premiums in the commercial market and stabilize it.
This report covers the top 100 U.S. mergers and acquisitions (with announced values) among providers, payers, vendors and pharma/life sciences sectors of the healthcare industry. The Q1 2016 report covers January through March 2016 disclosed deal information by sector and location. Published April...
A hospital CEO and attorneys were divided during testimony before a congressional committee Thursday on whether healthcare providers should be given greater protections against frivolous fraud lawsuits.
Aetna's total medical membership fell by almost a half million people since the start of the year, but the Hartford, Conn.-based health insurer was still able to build revenue.
Dr. Andrew Bindman has been named director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, effective May 2. Sharon Arnold has served as acting director since March, when Richard Kronick stepped down. Kronick had led AHRQ, a division of HHS, since August 2013.
SSM Health, a large Catholic hospital system, has fully divested its investments in companies that produce coal. It joins a growing coalition of healthcare organizations that view climate change as an immediate threat to public health.
Pfizer subsidiary Wyeth and the government have finalized a $784.6 million settlement over allegations that Wyeth hid drug discounts to avoid paying Medicaid millions of dollars in rebates.
It's often said that death rates and costs are lower and outcomes are better at facilities that perform high volumes of a procedure. But a report this week challenges that assumption and says more research is needed.
Brigham and Women's Health Care in Boston has named Dr. Adam Landman CIO, effective May 2. He currently serves as the not-for-profit's chief medical information officer for health information innovation and integration.
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