Aiming to lower what patients pay for prescriptions, CVS' new initiatives include a tool that will let pharmacists check for cheaper alternatives.
CVS Health is now planning to treat kidney failure patients, as the national drugstore chain continues to branch deeper into monitoring and providing care.
For much of his career, Dr. Donald Berwick has challenged executives and clinicians to address the industry's shortcomings. Now, the former head of the CMS is asking physicians to become more active in addressing social and public policy issues that impact patients.
CVS Health and Aetna shareholders signed off on the proposed $69 billion merger of the two healthcare companies, which is expected to close in the second half of this year. Now they await the federal government's approval.
CVS Health's fourth-quarter earnings nearly doubled, fueled by a $1.5 billion tax benefit that will help the drugstore chain expand its growing role in customer care. It plans on pumping more money into data analytics to help track prescription drug use and monitor patients' blood tests.
American healthcare has reached a tipping point. Look no further for proof than the insiders and outsiders who are linking up to disrupt the long-stagnant, cost-ridden industry that's eating up nearly a fifth of the nation's gross domestic product.
The most mergers ever were recorded in 2017 by financial firm Kaufman Hall, which began tracking deals in 2000. Even with that growth, more financially strong systems are attracting interest in being acquired by a larger or better-positioned system.
CVS Health says it will stop altering images of women in its beauty product marketing because it doesn't want to send messages of unrealistic body images to girls and young women.
Anthem's CEO Gail Boudreaux, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb and Optum CEO Larry Renfro are among top healthcare leaders who are likely to have a large impact on the industry in 2018.
Half of middle-market healthcare executives say they plan to merge or acquire existing businesses in 2018, setting the stage for another big year of merger and acquisition activity, according to a survey by Capital One Healthcare.
As healthcare spending grows and customers demand more convenient care, insurance companies are teaming up with nontraditional partners to keep patients out of hospitals and emergency rooms. Hospitals will have to evolve to stay afloat.
By combining, CVS Health and Aetna hope to build a lower-cost, more-convenient model of care with retail clinics at the center.