Abbott seeks to end buyout deal for Alere

By Associated Press  |  December 08, 2016

Abbott is seeking to terminate its buyout of troubled medical diagnostics maker Alere as that company deals with the fallout of a key device recall and government investigations.

Review of CMS quality metrics kicks off

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  December 07, 2016

Little known to the public, a group of public and private stakeholders convene annually to scrutinize measures that influence how large sums of taxpayer-funded healthcare dollars are spent.

Medicaid cancer patients receive subpar care

Medicaid cancer patients receive subpar care

By Virgil Dickson  |  December 07, 2016

Cancer patients with Medicaid coverage receive poorer quality and less healthcare than those with employer-sponsored, Medicare or other private insurance. Medicaid benefits vary from state by state and experts say that inequality will likely grow under the Trump administration.

Healthcare leaders want Trump to continue focus on value-based care

By Shannon Muchmore  |  December 07, 2016

A group of influential healthcare industry executives is asking President-elect Donald Trump and other incoming policymakers to keep and prioritize value-based care models, which have been championed under the Affordable Care Act.

New Medicare data show steep increases in drug prices

New Medicare data show steep increases in drug prices

By Shelby Livingston and Art Golab  |  December 07, 2016

The CMS on Wednesday released data on the price history of 5,000 prescription drugs over five years, shedding light on the fastest rising source of healthcare costs in recent years.

UHS stock plunges following Buzzfeed investigation

By Dave Barkholz  |  December 07, 2016

The share price of Universal Health Services plunged 12% Wednesday after BuzzFeed published an investigative story alleging the for-profit hospital operator kept psychiatric patients longer than necessary to milk their insurance.

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