The new heroes of American healthcare do not have medical degrees. They are the indispensable go-to workers of the new American healthcare system because they are inexpensive to use and can be plugged into many different workflows within a medical setting. They are medical assistants.
In the third round of what's now an annual event, the CMS posted a huge data set that breaks down how much Medicare paid individual physicians, diagnostic labs, ambulance services and other companies.
Executives at AmerisourceBergen Corp. are concerned about the company's future future, even though revenue growth was moderately positive this quarter.
There's mounting speculation about how presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will handle the Medicare issue during the general election campaign and what he would do about it if elected president.
Officials for St. John Providence Health System have been told that St. John River District Hospital in St. Clair, Mich., is back in compliance with Medicare standards and a decision to terminate the hospital's participation in Medicare has been rescinded.
HonorHealth is one of a number of health systems investing in genomics and personalized medicine as the next frontier in healthcare. As providers are tasked with keeping people healthy through risk-based payment contracts, they're seeking new ways to target patients who need early intervention.
Magellan Health reported a sizable jump in earnings during the first quarter, primarily the result of acquisitions. Otherwise, profits were down because of contract terminations and soaring medical costs.
Merck posted an 18% jump in first-quarter income, beating Wall Street expectations, as reduced spending on marketing, administration and research easily offset lower sales of its medicines outside the U.S.
At least three patients died last year at a Southern California hospital in a bacterial outbreak suspected to have been caused by tainted medical scopes, according to a newspaper report Thursday.
Hospitals are concerned about the administrative burden posed by a proposed CMS rule that would ban them from Medicare and Medicaid if they fail to disclose that they are working with providers or suppliers who have been barred from the programs or owe money to the government.
Cerner Corp. on Thursday reported higher revenue during the first quarter of 2016 but fell short of analysts' forecasts. The electronic health record developer also reported flat bookings.
One way to curb the number of health information data breaches is for the federal government to share its investigative reports into HIPAA violations. More security audits and a more-engaged insurance industry that's working with clients to avoid security breaches offer other solutions, says one...