A Massachusetts judge rejected an agreement that would have allowed Partners Healthcare to acquire three hospitals, saying the expansion would allow the Boston-based system, already the largest in the state, "to exact higher prices from insurers for the services its providers render.”
Physicians who practice at student health clinics on the 10 campuses of the University of California system raised concerns about staffing, student health fees and unfair labor practices during their first contract negotiations with the system.
Chesterfield, Mo.-based Mercy health system has built a $335 million, storm-resistant advanced facility, Mercy Joplin, to replace St. John's Regional Medical Center, which was damaged beyond repair in the EF5 tornado that ravaged Joplin, Mo., in 2011.
The CMS has granted tentative coverage for HIV screening of all beneficiaries without regard to perceived risk behavior, it announced via a proposed national coverage memo.
A major California health provider, spurred on by the rising number of measles cases in the state, is taking the offensive to encourage unvaccinated patients to get the vaccine.
The antiviral medication Tamiflu shortened the length of time patients experienced flu symptoms, and reduced rates of complications and hospitalizations from the virus, a new study finds. But it did not have an effect on those with flu-like symptoms who did not have the flu.
The CMS announced Thursday that it is considering proposals to shorten the meaningful-use reporting period to 90 days in 2015, something providers and others have been requesting.
Insurers offering Obamacare plans are making it more difficult for HIV patients to afford drugs even though the law forbids any kind of discrimination of those with pre-existing conditions, according to a study.
A patient who presented with symptoms consistent with the Ebola virus was transferred from Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento, Calif., to UC Davis Medical Center Thursday morning, according to a statement from UC Davis.
Additional outreach about insurance marketplace premium subsidies and expanded eligibility standards for Medicaid is needed to reach the uninsured, a Kaiser Family Foundation study suggests.
Obamacare opponents say a former Democratic senator's comments prove Congress didn't intend to grant insurance premium subsidies to states without their own exchanges. A new brief filed in the Supreme Court uses that same senator's words to show the opposite conclusion.
Thermo Fisher Scientific's earnings, following a major acquisition, soared 75.7% to $601.2 million in the three months ended Dec. 31. The company saw a nearly 50% jump in earnings for 2014, ending the year with $1.9 billion in net income.