The CMS is proposing a massive overhaul of the discharge process for hospitals, rehabilitation facilities and home health agencies.
Overall healthcare spending among patients who get their health insurance from an employer grew at a tepid rate in 2014, but spending on prescription drugs jumped significantly, stemming almost exclusively from pricey hepatitis C drugs.
Aetna lost 169,000 total members *quarter over quarter* and announced it would pull out of two individual exchange states. But Wall Street cheered the health insurer's report due to the company's moderate medical costs and long-term strategy.
The federal government has jumped into three lawsuits alleging skilled nursing chain SavaSeniorCare billed Medicare for medically unnecessary rehabilitation therapy services.
Healthcare giant McKesson Corp. reported a jump in earnings in the second quarter thanks to strong distribution revenues, lower-than expected taxes and the sale of its workplace safety supply business.
Aetna joined a growing list of health insurers topping Wall Street's quarterly profit expectations, and it did so despite higher taxes and a number of acquisitions.
The rate of breast cancer that doctors diagnose only after it has spread has remained steady through the last three decades. But rates for prostate cancer have dropped and researchers in the New England Journal of Medicine suggest the difference underscores the limits of cancer screening and...