Biosimilar drugs will carry a four-letter suffix on the nonproprietary names they share with brand-name biologic drugs, the Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday. It's a move that could determine how lower-cost alternatives compete against their original counterparts.
Nevada Health Co-op is shutting down by Jan. 1, the not-for-profit health plan announced Wednesday. It is now the third co-op to fold, and data suggest it's possible other co-ops may follow suit.
Massachusetts has introduced legislation to require pricing transparency and allow some price caps. Six other states are following, all while Congress acknowledges that there's a problem but has yet to do anything about it.
Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center has appointed a new CFO to oversee its $2.9 billion budget. Mark Larmore will start on Oct. 1, once his appointment is approved by the university's board of trustees.
Just how much success have hospitals had in their efforts to prevent patients from returning soon after leaving? Perhaps not as much as reported, two physicians argue at the blog for health policy journal Health Affairs.
As providers around the country brace for the Oct. 1 conversion to ICD-10 diagnostic and procedural codes, the CMS is reporting positive results from the final round of end-to-end testing of the Medicare claims processing system.
Famous people don't often get involved with Medicare payment policy, but a Boston Marathon bombing survivor and a former U.S. senator who lost a leg in wartime service have joined an industry campaign to block new requirements for artificial legs and feet.
The Veterans Affairs Department “has not been fully effective” in its hiring practices or its use of existing personnel to improve veterans' access to psychiatrists, according to a report by the VA inspector general.
Malware and botnets were the external attack vectors most commonly cited as breaching security at health plans and provider organizations.
Some elected officials say we can't afford to pay for addiction treatment while an explosion of heroin use ripples through the nation, siphoning healthcare dollars and overwhelming prisons.
Dr. James “Red” Duke died Tuesday at the age of 86. The healthcare TV personality pioneered Life Flight and was a responder the day President John F. Kennedy was shot.
The price of health plans sold on and off Florida's insurance exchange will go up an average of 9.5% next year, Florida's Office of Insurance Regulation said Wednesday. The final rates vary widely by insurer and type of plan.