Matrix Medical Network, a company used by insurers to assess the health of members, has a new majority owner after private-equity firm Frazier Healthcare Partners agreed to shell out $418 million Monday.
Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta has signed a three-year contract with UnitedHealthcare after previously warning its commercial members that they would be treated as out-of-network patients. A two-month stalemate as the system negotiated its contract with the insurer caught customers in the middle.
Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare will partner with Stratus Healthcare, an affiliation of 21 hospitals around Georgia, to develop clinically integrated network and strengthen access to specialty care.
A clinical trial will test how laying out the calculus of various treatment options affects the healthcare decisions of minority patients with knee pain.
The proposed class-action complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan on behalf of unionized New York City police detectives and hotel workers, regarding Valeant's ties to the now defunct specialty pharmacy Philidor RX Services.
Mylan will start selling a cheaper version of its EpiPen after absorbing waves of criticism over a list price for the emergency allergy treatment that has grown to $608 for a two-pack, making it unaffordable for many patients without insurance or with high-deductible coverage.
Abbott waffled on its commitment to purchase Alere in April because of concerns about the accuracy of Alere's statements and representations in the agreement. The North Chicago, Ill., company this month warned that it may not go through with the proposal.
Inovio Pharmaceuticals announced Monday that it has launched a clinical trial of an experimental Zika vaccine in Puerto Rico, the part of the U.S. hardest hit by the mosquito-borne virus.
The former chief operating officer of a now-closed Chicago hospital will serve one year in prison for his involvement in a kickback scheme that bribed doctors to refer Medicare and Medicaid patients to the hospital.
A California judge on Friday rejected a request by physicians to immediately suspend a new state law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives.
Major medical societies are urging the CMS to continue to allow a decades-old panel that hears appeals from providers who have been underpaid. The CMS, however, largely ignores its recommendations.
Michigan's Bureau of Community and Health Systems opened the investigation after the Detroit News reported doctors had repeatedly voiced concerns about dirty surgical instruments.