The health insurance industry has been abuzz the past few weeks with speculation that a big merger is near. Aetna, Anthem, Cigna Corp. and Humana have all been at its epicenter. But do the rumblings really predict a seismic deal?
A payment reform strategy offering consolidated billing codes and bundled payments aims to “fundamentally restructure” the way cancer care is paid for in the U.S. New details about the Patient-Centered Oncology Payment model were released by the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
The CMS is about to release a sweeping proposed rule that could fuel a major expansion of Medicaid managed long-term care for elderly and disabled beneficiaries.
Researchers have found a correlation between poverty and severe vision loss. They also identified the South as having the most poor people with bad vision. Experts say it's not a lack of optometrists causing the problem.
A federal appeals court ruled Friday that Actavis must continue to sell an Alzheimer's drug it wanted to pull off the market to limit competition from generics. It's a case with potential implications for pharmaceutical companies and patients nationwide, experts say.
The U.S. Senate has approved a last-minute deal to avoid a construction shutdown at a troubled veterans hospital outside Denver.
One of the nation's largest health systems, Ascension Health, will set a system-wide minimum wage of $11 an hour. The healthcare industry employed 2.8 million workers last year who earned the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour or less.
Federal investigators say the current process to review and recommend how Medicare pays doctors leaves it susceptible to inaccurate reporting and conflicts of interests.
A national conversion from magnetic strip-based credit and debit cards to cards embedded with security enhancing computer chips is already underway and could prove a boon to providers, after some upfront costs and hassles.
Construction crews are returning to work at a veterans hospital outside Denver after a last-minute deal with congressional leaders avoided a shutdown of the half-finished project.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has appointed former Kaiser Permanente executive Dr. Francis “Jay” Crosson to replace Glenn Hackbarth as chairman.
Modern Healthcare A.M. will not be published Monday, May 25, because of the Memorial Day holiday. Modern Healthcare A.M. will resume publication on Tuesday, May 26.