Weills donate $185 million to UCSF

By Michael Sandler  |  April 27, 2016

The university said it's the biggest gift in the school's history and it will fund the construction of a 270,000 square-foot, six-story neurosciences building at Mission Bay. The donation also will help support a scholars program that allows neuroscience graduate students to purse high-risk...

Intel likely to close plants in Washington and New Mexico

By Michael Sandler  |  April 27, 2016

The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company is attempting to reorganize as sales of personal computers shrink. Intel officials said the company will make investments in products and technologies, such as the cloud, that will foster revenue growth, and drive more profitable mobile and personal computer...

The striking variation of commercial healthcare prices

By Bob Herman  |  April 27, 2016

One of the most comprehensive, independent studies of commercial healthcare prices shows that employers and insurers that provide private health coverage pay a lot more for services depending on the state where people live.

BREAKING: CMS unveils quality measures that frame new Medicare payment system

By Beth Kutscher  |  April 27, 2016

The CMS is simplifying how physicians will be paid under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, which replaced the controversial sustainable growth rate formula. The Quality Payment Program will replace the current patchwork of incentive plans that reward doctors for delivering...

Lawmakers blast Valeant for price-gouging tactics

By Associated Press  |  April 27, 2016

Lawmakers accused drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals of gouging patients to reward Wall Street investors at a hearing Wednesday focused on the embattled drugmaker's pricing tactics.

Mayor's plan to save NYC hospitals underwhelms

By Jonathan LaMantia, Crain's New York Business  |  April 27, 2016

The release of Mayor Bill de Blasio administration's turnaround plan for the municipal hospital system on Tuesday morning raises a simple question, but one that won't be clear for several years: Will it work? One key watchdog is skeptical.

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