Sign-ups on federal and state-based exchanges were lower than last year.
A majority of the public is skeptical the Republican health plan would be an improvement over the Affordable Care Act, with widespread concerns that insurance costs would increase while people lost coverage, according to a poll released Wednesday.
James Murray, former executive vice president and COO of Humana, will begin in his new role at LifeCare on April 1.
Investors in hospital stocks brushed aside a Federal Reserve interest-rate hike of one-quarter point Wednesday, pushing the stock prices higher almost across the board.
Indiana University Health, a 14-hospital system in Indianapolis, pruned its hospital portfolio as it prepares for a $1 billion construction project at one of its downtown health campuses.
The Zika virus' spread to the United States motivated a federal initiative to better use health information technology in public health reporting. But an HHS task force is developing recommendations of health IT best practices for public health that will also address other disease outbreaks.
The Indianapolis-based insurer has publicly backed the House Republicans' bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
House Republicans are working on a companion to their bill replacing "Obamacare," a legislative second act that would ease cross-state sale of health insurance and limit jury awards for pain and suffering in malpractice lawsuits.
The Republican healthcare plan means less money for states and gives them a tough choice: Find a pot of cash to make up the difference or let coverage lapse for millions of lower-income Americans.
Health Management Associates will acquire SVC, a consulting firm which is owned by Seema Verma, who Monday was confirmed by the Senate as the head of the CMS.
Pennsylvania health systems UPMC and PinnacleHealth System announced Tuesday they have agreed to affiliate.
Doctors may be unknowingly forgoing hundreds of millions in federal funding that would compensate them to better care for the sickest Medicare beneficiaries, and the CMS is launching a national campaign Wednesday to encourage physicians to take advantage of the funds.