Renton, Wash.-based Providence Health & Services and Irvine, Calif.-based St. Joseph Health System have signed a letter of intent to create a single organization, the two Catholic systems announced Friday.
Hospice providers will see a 1.1% increase in Medicare payments in fiscal 2016, according to a final rule issued Friday by the CMS. That's slightly lower than the CMS' initial proposal.
House representatives have agreed to the Veterans Affairs Department's request to shift part of the federal budget to keep VA hospitals open. The House included a late amendment to reallocate $3.5 billion to the VA's Choice program as part of the highway-funding bill.
LifePoint Health, the smallest publicly traded hospital operator in the U.S., didn't see the same strong admissions growth in the second quarter as two of its larger peers.
To celebrate Medicaid's 50th birthday, the Government Accountability Office is taking a look at all the ways it has told the CMS to improve the program, but the agency has yet to act on.
Strong sales of Amgen's blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis medication Enbrel helped drive the company's 7% profit hike during the second quarter and also offset a 1% decline in combined sales of its best-selling cancer drugs Neupogen and Neulasta.
A cardiologist who worked at a Chicago-area Veterans Affairs hospital says the facility had a yearlong backlog of unread heart tests.
CVS Health Corp. deliberately overcharged some pharmacy customers for generic drugs by submitting claims to their insurance companies at inflated prices, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in San Francisco.
Drug and medical-device maker Abbott Laboratories said Thursday it has agreed to buy replacement heart-valve maker Tendyne Holdings for $225 million, and has invested in a second company in the field.
Healthcare providers are expressing support for legislation overwhelmingly approved by Congress requiring hospitals to notify Medicare patients when they are receiving observation care but have not been admitted.
Healthcare spending grew at twice the rate of the rest of the economy in the second quarter, renewing fears that the sector's upward march has resumed after nearly a half decade of relative calm.
Deals between hospital operating companies and real estate investment trusts (REITs) are expected to multiply as more providers realize it's time to cash in on their bloated real estate portfolios.