UnitedHealth Group's second-quarter earnings soared as the nation's largest insurer dove deeper into government-funded health coverage like Medicare and Medicaid and continued to distance itself from the turbulent Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges.
Eleven Cleveland Clinic surgeons and a team of specialists performed the hospital's first total face transplant in May, replacing 100% of the facial tissue for a 21-year-old woman who suffered from a gunshot wound as a teenager, the health system announced Tuesday, July 18.
Tennessee and Virginia regulators are considering approval of a merger between Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System under their state laws. If they do, the Federal Trade Commission will be powerless to stop it.
A proposed $900 million cut in spending on the 340B drug discount program could lead to a rollback in services at hospitals or even closures if finalized, according to industry insiders. The CMS however has insisted that the reduction in 340B spending isn't a cut but a redistribution of funds.
Regulators should close regulatory loopholes that allow certain branded-drug developers to "game the system" and thwart competition, policymakers and healthcare experts said at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's meeting Tuesday.
In less than 14 hours, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's Plan C to repeal Obamacare with a delay has died after several Republican senators said they wouldn't agree to a pure repeal. The path forward for Republicans' healthcare reform efforts is murky.
Karl Stubelis is leaving Athenahealth Friday after a little over a year as the EHR vendor's CFO. He will be Arcadia Health Solutions' new CFO and lead capital strategy for the company.
Edward Marx, a former University Hospitals CIO who most recently served as executive vice president at the Advisory Board Co., will start in his new role Sept. 1.
Missouri became the final state to create a prescription drug-monitoring program Monday when Republican Gov. Eric Greitens signed an executive order aimed at combating a scourge that killed more than 900 residents last year. The announcement surprised lawmakers.
Takeda Pharmaceuticals is finishing a major reorganization that has forced hundreds of Chicago-area executives to relocate to the Boston area and slashed hundreds more field sales jobs across the country.
NYU Langone Medical Center, which has been expanding in recent years, is the latest health system in the area to outgrow its name. NYU Langone Health will serve as the new umbrella and logo for NYU Langone's hospitals and outpatient centers starting Thursday.
Ascension Healthcare has selected Craig Cordola to replace Jesus Garza as its senior vice president and the ministry market executive of Ascension Texas effective Sept. 1, the Catholic-sponsored organization announced Tuesday.