Special section: Medicare and Medicaid at 50

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 30, 2015

Medicare and Medicaid turn 50 today, and Modern Healthcare has documented every milestone and challenge since Crain Communications purchased the magazine in 1976. See our special section commemorating the programs' 50th anniversary.

Q2 profits fall at MedAssets

By Adam Rubenfire  |  July 30, 2015

Second quarter profits fell at MedAssets as the company faced restructuring costs and other expenses rose, even as its newly acquired analytics firm Sg2 contributed additional revenue.

N.J. hospitals sue state over EMS law

N.J. hospitals sue state over EMS law

By Adam Rubenfire  |  July 29, 2015

Two New Jersey health systems are suing because they say a new state law unfairly takes away their role as advanced emergency medical service providers in their service areas.

Advocates split with health plans and states over Medicaid long-term care rules

By Virgil Dickson  |  July 29, 2015

Patient advocates are praising a section of the CMS' proposed Medicaid managed-care rule related to long-term care. But health plans and states are sharply critical of provisions imposing new credentialing requirements on long-term care providers and allowing beneficiaries to opt out of managed...

Henry Schein earnings stagnate despite surging medical sales

By Adam Rubenfire  |  July 29, 2015

Medical supplies continue to be a strong business for Henry Schein Inc., as medical office sales once again grew significantly faster than its animal health and dental strongholds, whose earnings were largely wiped out by a strong dollar.

Anthem grows Q2 profitability, preps for Cigna takeover

By Bob Herman  |  July 29, 2015

Low medical costs and growth in Medicaid membership raised the second-quarter bottom line at Anthem. Now, the Indianapolis-based health insurer will turn its focus on getting approval for its $54.2 billion takeover of rival Cigna Corp.

Assurant Health faces costs, fines as it shuts down

By Bob Herman  |  July 29, 2015

Assurant Health absorbed a $124 million net loss in the second quarter this year as the financially troubled health insurer continues to wind down its operations. It had to settle a complaint in Montana that it illegally charged sicker enrollees more than healthier ones.

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