The Obama administration has surpassed its 2015 insurance enrollment goal on state and federal exchanges roughly a month before open enrollment ends Feb.15.
Investors in health insurance companies will surely celebrate the upcoming five-year anniversary of Obamacare, a law that aggressively restricts how insurers do business but nevertheless brought them huge gains in the stock market.
Republican Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and HHS have reached an agreement on the state's Medicaid expansion proposal submitted in July, according to CMS spokesman Aaron Albright. As many as 350,000 people could gain coverage as a result.
The CMS is developing a pilot program to determine just how many Medicare fraud cases are taking place in home health agencies. A contractor search is underway to help implement the initiative. Medicare fraud experts praised the endeavor.
Kent Wallace has been named executive VP and COO at Louisville, Ky.-based Kindred Healthcare, which operates nearly 2,400 healthcare facilities across the U.S.
In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court vacated a lower court's ruling that allowed M&G Polymers USA's retirees' healthcare benefits to continue indefinitely because the duration of the benefits wasn't explicitly spelled out in a collective bargaining agreement.
Huron Consulting Group’s $325 million acquisition of the Studer Group will allow the larger firm to capture more of the small to midsize healthcare market, including the fast-growing physician practice space, executives said.
Bristol-Myers Squibb saw revenue fall 3% to $15.88 billion in 2014, in part because of declining sales of its top-selling drug, the antipsychotic Abilify, which reported a 12% drop in sales for the year.
Chicago-based Huron Consulting Group is acquiring well-known healthcare consultant Studer Group, in a $325 million deal, creating a healthcare consulting operation that will have more than 1,500 employees, Huron announced Tuesday.
Medicare's new five-star quality-rating system for dialysis facilities suggests significant disparities between the care provided by the nation's largest kidney-care companies. Far fewer Fresenius Medical Care facilities earned five- and four-star ratings than those of competitor DaVita Kidney Care.
The insurance coverage provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are expected to cost roughly $100 billion less over the next decade than previously projected, according to the latest analysis from the Congressional Budget Office.
The health insurance sector saw two takeover deals Monday, both of which aim to add expertise in care coordination and population-health management.