Healthcare's largest accreditation body is defending its requirement that healthcare providers assess and treat pain. The standards have come under fire as playing a role in the rise of prescription painkiller abuse over the past decade.
Troubled blood-testing startup Theranos acknowledged that it is under investigation by several regulators and agencies.
The CMS will not continue to impose an inpatient payment cut to hospitals under the two-midnight rule following ongoing industry criticism and a legal challenge.
During testimony in federal court in the FTC's case against the proposed merger between Advocate and NorthShore, a UnitedHealth Group executive said its Chicago-area insurer supports the potential tie-up.
Hospital stocks gained more ground Monday on rising equity markets that saw the blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average surpass 18,000 for the first time since July.
UnitedHealth Group has already ditched its Affordable Care Act health plans in three states, but a new analysis shows that even if the health insurance conglomerate exited all of its markets, the negative impact to competition and premium prices would be limited to confined areas.