HCA, the country's largest hospital chain by revenue, reported a 41.9% increase in net income in the third quarter on higher revenue, prompting it to raise earnings projections for the full year.
Aetna's profits exceeded expectations in the third quarter, with enrollment growth and higher margins on its government business boosting earnings.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Monday issued new guidance for travelers returning to the U.S. from West Africa amid criticism over the measures some states have taken in implementing mandatory quarantines of returning healthcare workers.
Dr. Gary Gottlieb, CEO of Partners HealthCare, the largest healthcare provider in Massachusetts, will be leaving that position next year to join not-for-profit medical services provider Partners in Health as its new CEO, Partners HealthCare confirmed Saturday.
Phoebe Putney Health System filed a motion this week seeking to halt the Federal Trade Commission's efforts to force it to give up one of its hospitals until after the state of Georgia makes a decision about whether certain state laws might prevent such a move.
The governors of New York and New Jersey on Friday afternoon ordered mandatory quarantine of up to 21 days for health workers and anyone else arriving in the U.S. after direct contact with Ebola patients in the West African nations of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
The appointment Thursday of Dr. Karen DeSalvo as acting assistant secretary of health leaves the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, already hit hard by key staff departures, further depleted.
Nina Pham, the first Texas nurse who contracted Ebola virus while treating Liberian patient Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, was discharged from care, National Institutes of Health officials announced Friday morning.
A big fight could be brewing over Obamacare's risk-corridor program. Insurers are relying on the program to protect them from major losses if their exchange customers end up being sicker and more costly than anticipated. But Republicans—most notably Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a likely 2016...
Dr. Karen DeSalvo, national coordinator for health information technology at HHS, is leaving that position to become acting assistant secretary of health, effective immediately, sources tell Modern Healthcare.
A doctor in New York is now the first Ebola case in the country's largest city, according to results of a preliminary test done Thursday. He is the fourth confirmed case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. and the first outside Texas where patient one, Thomas Eric Duncan, died from the disease earlier...
Some employers are building health insurance policies that are technically compliant with the healthcare reform law, yet don't include coverage of inpatient hospital services. Backers of such plans contend that some coverage is better than none, especially for workers in business sectors that...