In a victory for business, federal regulators said Thursday that employers can continue to use financial penalties and rewards to nudge staff to participate in fast-growing workplace wellness programs.
Increased expenses at the two-hospital health system and health plan in Illinois erased gains in patient-service and insurance premium revenue in 2014.
A former office manager for a Texas home health company pleaded guilty in connection with a massive Dallas-area Medicare fraud scheme.
Under a proposed national coverage decision, Medicare would pay for women to get a joint Pap smear and human papillomavirus test every five years to screen for cervical cancer.
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito signed an order Wednesday temporarily granting relief to a handful of Pennsylvania religious organizations from a lower court's decision that they must notify insurers of their intention not to provide birth control to employees, or face fines under the ACA.
The Illinois Tobacco Quitline ceased operations on Wednesday. The program's funding was cut for the remainder of the state's fiscal year, ending June 30, as part of Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's plan to suspend $26 million in public health and social services grants.
Novartis subsidiary Sandoz received approval from the Food and Drug Administration Thursday to market the drug Glatopa, the first generic alternative for Teva Pharmaceutical's multiple sclerosis treatment Copaxone.
Texas Health Resources' debt received a rating upgrade from Moody's Investors Service, after the system demonstrated that it has recovered financially from its October Ebola crisis.
John Castellani, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America president and CEO, plans to retire from the post at the beginning of next year.
UnitedHealth Group is rolling as one of the biggest winners in the Affordable Care Act era. The health insurer and services company posted significant first-quarter gains across all of its business lines.
Just 251 U.S. hospitals received five stars on a new rating system the CMS rolled out Thursday. The new ratings are part of a broader initiative by the federal agency to use a five-star rating system to help consumers compare the quality of healthcare providers.
Skilled-nursing facilities would get a 1.4% Medicare rate increase for fiscal 2016, under a proposed rule issued by the CMS Wednesday. That change would lead to $500 million in higher Medicare payments.