The conservative think tanks behind King v. Burwell aren't the only ones giving a close reading to the Affordable Care Act's text.
Florida is scheduled to lose $1 billion in federal health funds at the end of June, a hole in the state budget the Legislature must fill in its upcoming session if a settlement isn't reached between the administrations of Gov. Rick Scott and President Barack Obama.
Federal prosecutors say a hospital in North Little Rock will pay $2.7 million to settle claims that it filed improper claims under the Medicare program.
The same malware originating from China that recently targeted a small U.S. defense contractor matches the software used in the massive attack on health insurer Anthem, a leading cyber security firm told the Washington Post on Friday.
Congressional Republicans have named Keith Hall to head the Congressional Budget Office, which plays a crucial role in assessing how much healthcare programs will cost the federal Treasury.
Maurice Smith has been promoted to president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois. Smith, 43, previously served as senior VP of treasury, business development and subsidiary management at the Chicago-based Health Care Service Corp., which owns the Blues affiliate.
HCA, the Nashville-based hospital giant, disclosed a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging the company subjected patients to medically unnecessary, invasive and costly cardiovascular procedures. The U.S. Justice Department declined to join the suit.
Geisinger Health System, the six-hospital group that also has health plan operations, maintained its operating margin in the first six months of fiscal 2015 as acquisitions added revenue but also increased costs.
Hospitals in states that have expanded Medicaid are seeing a sharp drop in charity care and an increase in admissions. But hospitals in general are seeing higher-acuity patients and losing out to lower-cost providers for less-complex care.
U.S. health spending in the last quarter of 2014 grew only 3.9%, a tenth of a percentage point lower than the federal government's initial estimate from January.
Dignity Health is preparing to apply for a California health insurance license that will allow the San Francisco-based health system to accept the full financial risk for patients' medical care.
HMS Holdings Corp. hit the red ink in the fourth quarter thanks to the lingering standstill in Medicare's recovery audit program, but growing Medicaid contracts offered the company some relief.