Cigna settles shareholder lawsuits over Anthem merger

Cigna settles shareholder lawsuits over Anthem merger

By Bob Herman  |  November 30, 2015

Health insurer Cigna Corp. has agreed to settle multiple class-action lawsuits that alleged Cigna and its pending acquirer, Anthem, shortchanged investors and agreed to a bad deal.

Geisinger gets boost from adding new hospitals

By Beth Kutscher  |  November 30, 2015

Geisinger Health System is benefiting from acquisitions and a focus on high-acuity service lines, but the group still saw its expenses outpace revenue in its fiscal first quarter.

Temple turns in disappointing Q1 results amid promising turnaround

By Dave Barkholz  |  November 30, 2015

Temple University Health System substantially narrowed its net loss in the first quarter of its fiscal year compared with a year ago. But lower-than-expected outpatient revenue and lower surgical volume at its Jeanes Hospital prevented the system from realizing an anticipated surplus.

Blog: A how-to for lowering drug costs

By Merrill Goozner  |  November 30, 2015

Payers and regulators need to create new financial incentives that can bring drug prices in line with their true medical value.

Lahey Clinic computer theft leads to $850,000 HIPAA settlement

By Joseph Conn  |  November 30, 2015

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center has agreed to pay $850,000 in a settlement with HHS' Office for Civil Rights to resolve alleged privacy and security violations stemming from the theft of a laptop computer with unencrypted patient records.

Breaking news from other sources ...

November 30, 2015

Today's roundup of technology and pharmaceutical news includes a recall for a Boston Scientific device, China’s push to make more of its own drugs, the breakdown in development of drugs for rare diseases, and more.

Breaking news from around the country ...

November 30, 2015

Today's regional healthcare roundup includes plans for a $1.5 billion medical campus in Houston, a Missouri hospital's stab at price transparency, a dwindling number of birthing options in Georgia, and more.

Kevorkian archive opens as physician-assisted deaths rise

By Associated Press  |  November 30, 2015

A collection of Dr. Jack Kevorkian's files has been opened to the public at his alma mater, the University of Michigan. Kevorkian, a graduate of Michigan's Medical School, he sparked the national right-to-die debate.

Who pays for trauma center care?

Who pays for trauma center care?

November 30, 2015

Some say the growth in trauma centers reflects an increase in trauma cases and population booms, but financial incentives have clearly been a factor as a greater share of patients are now insured. If the growth leads to overcapacity, it could be problematic for patient care and hospitals' finances.

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