Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, named Friday by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as her vice presidential running mate, is a strong ally of Clinton's in her push for improving the Affordable Care Act and expanding Medicaid to more states.
The American Civil Liberties Union is advising hospitals in border states of their rights when confronted by federal agents requesting they perform body-cavity searches—and the hospitals' potential liability if they comply.
The U.S. Defense Department has awarded multiyear contracts worth $58 billion to Humana and Centene Corp. to manage Tricare, surprisingly booting incumbent health insurer UnitedHealthcare in the process.
The owner of more than 30 skilled-nursing and assisted-living facilities in the Miami area and two co-conspirators have been charged for their involvement in a $1 billion Medicare fraud and money laundering scheme.
More than a dozen Florida doctors and provider groups will seek nearly $350 million from integrated system Health First for allegedly violating antitrust law in a trial scheduled to begin next month.
Roughly 100 national and state medical societies are backing a bill that would exempt drug and device makers from have to report payments made to doctors for participating in continuing medical education or receiving textbooks, journals and educational materials related to CME.
Just as the U.S. Justice Department formally moved to block the merger between Humana and Aetna, Humana said it is significantly reducing its individual health plans sold on and off the Affordable Care Act's exchanges.