Private health insurance exchange eHealth lost $2.1 million in the first quarter this year and has lost hundreds of thousands of individual exchange members in the past year, the company reported Friday.
The CMS is proposing that inpatient psychiatric facilities get a 1.6% rate increase from Medicare in fiscal 2016 under a proposed rule from the federal agency ssued Friday.
Ventas, a Chicago-based healthcare real estate investment trust, reported a 19% increase in revenue for the first quarter of 2015 as it prepares to acquire a Nashville-based hospital operator and spin off its post-acute and skilled nursing portfolio.
IMS Health Holdings, which sells technology services and prescribing and clinical data to physicians, posted a dip in revenue but a substantial jump in profitability in its first quarter this year.
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association will build a private health insurance exchange in the hopes of retaining workers who age into the Medicare program, the not-for-profit health plan group said Friday.
British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca reported a 7% dip in its first-quarter earnings, largely driven by declining sales of some of its best-selling drugs.
The CMS paid out more than $380 million in incentive payments through its physician quality-reporting system and electronic-prescribing incentive programs, but more than 400,000 providers accepted pay cuts rather than participate.