Months after a series of malfunctions led to the national recall of a heart valve device, providers are looking to expand its use by pushing the CMS to finalize a proposed increase in payment for the device.
The Federal Reserve decided Wednesday to hold interest rates at historic lows, continuing the positive borrowing environment that has aided hospitals and the healthcare industry for years.
The Affordable Care Act's exchanges have not been a bust for every health insurer. Florida's Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliate made a profit of almost a half-billion dollars on the ACA's new individual plans last year.
Kindred Healthcare, Louisville, Ky., and Palomar Health will jointly own the 52-bed rehabilitation hospital in San Diego.
A former U.S. Food and Drug Administration official has pleaded guilty to tipping off a hedge fund manager to drug developments that allowed the trader to illegally make $25 million in profits from insider trading. An unnamed former CMS official is also implicated in the schemes.
The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, sponsored by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.), passed 53-0 in the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday. The bill was first introduced by Murphy a year after the 2012 Sandy Hook shootings that killed 26, including 20 children.
Accidental overdoses aren't the only deadly risk from using powerful prescription painkillers—the drugs may also contribute to heart-related deaths and other fatalities, new research suggests.
Calling the rising cost of drugs "unsustainable," congressional advisers on Wednesday recommended major changes to Medicare's popular outpatient prescription program, now 10 years old.
Congress can fight antibiotic resistance by funding programs to curb unnecessary prescriptions, speeding up the drug development process and improving testing to determine whether a patient has a virus or a bacterial infection, federal health experts said Tuesday.
The first victim of the nightclub shooting arrived shortly after 2 a.m. and was relatively stable, giving doctors working the overnight shift hope that any others would arrive in a similar condition. Then five more came, in much worse shape, and then more, and more still.
Veteran statistician Aarti Shah has been named senior VP and CIO at Indianapolis-based pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly. In her new role, effective July 1, Shah will lead more than 1,300 employees and contractors throughout the world.
Mega-mergers by commercial insurers are prompting mergers by hospitals and creating an arms race that is not improving the cost of care for consumers.The real secret weapon is big data, which is still years away from being properly harnessed and shared among providers so they can manage the health...