Johnson & Johnson has begun clinical trials for an Ebola vaccine in Sierra Leone. The vaccine regimen is part of a new study being conducted in that nation's Kambia district, where some of the country's most recent Ebola cases have been reported.
State Medicaid agencies are bracing for hundreds of millions in new obligations thanks to a significant increase in Medicare premiums.
More Medicare Advantage plans nabbed top quality marks for their 2016 plans than last year, but the CMS' star ratings, released Thursday, show that private Medicare plans are still failing on many levels.
Dan Wolterman, president and CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System, will retire in the second half of 2016, after 17 years with the Houston-based system.
The CMS announced on Wednesday the first suite of accountable care organization models specifically geared toward treatment of end-stage renal disease.
Patrick Kennedy, a former congressman and member of one of the country's most famous political families, has joined the board of technology startup Quartet Health.
A federal watchdog group sent out an alert this week about information blocking and potential violations of the anti-kickback law. Some experts say that hints at the OIG's growing concern about the issue.
For the second year in a row, the nation's top two kidney-care providers performed at significantly different levels of quality, according to CMS data released Thursday. DaVita beat out competitor Fresenius in the four- and five-star categories.
Universal American has agreed to sell its underperforming traditional insurance businesses at a steep loss and will invest more in its core Medicare plans and accountable-care models.
After allowing months of foot-dragging from state and local officials, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder last week finally took steps to reduce heightened lead levels in the city of Flint's water supply.
President Barack Obama has signed legislation aimed at preventing premium increases that some smaller businesses were expecting next year under his signature healthcare law.
Kidney-care providers are still battling methods used by the CMS to help dialysis patients evaluate quality at more than 5,500 U.S. treatment centers. The ratings are difficult to understand and are not consistent with other online public-rating systems, according to a report released Tuesday.