Aetna posted a profit in the first quarter of 2018, a major turnaround from a loss in the year-ago quarter as the insurer reported membership gains in its Medicare Advantage business along with lower overall medical costs.
A federal judge dismissed physician staffing firm Envision Healthcare's lawsuit against UnitedHealth Group over a payment dispute, saying it belongs in arbitration.
The Trump administration's attempt to broaden the market for short-term health plans is drawing wide interest among carriers. But health plans that go this route do so at the industry's peril.
After the Affordable Care Act dominated the news in 2017, the healthcare industry will look at reshaping care delivery and payment systems in 2018, according to a survey.
Health insurer Anthem's profit grew 30% in 2018's first quarter, while revenue remained flat in the wake of its exiting many regions where it sold Affordable Care Act exchange plans in 2017.
A federal judge rejected the government's argument that insurers shouldn't be grouped together in the suit over cost-sharing reduction payments because their alleged damages would vary.
Insurers and a private insurance exchange are coming up with ways to increase enrollment in short-term plans in the wake of a proposed rule to extend those plans. But critics fear this could leave the individual market worse off.
Highmark Health, a Pittsburgh-based Blues plan, has reached a value-based drug-pricing contract with AstraZeneca for Symbicort, which is used to treat asthma and other chronic lung diseases.
UnitedHealth Group kicked off the first-quarter earnings season Tuesday, reporting higher revenue and net income, driven by greater enrollment in Medicare Advantage and higher revenue from its growing Optum business.
Rhode Island may join states trying to shield insured patients from surprise medical bills if they have to visit a physician or hospital out of their carrier's network—also known as "balance billing."
A CMS initiative encouraging states to develop alternative pay models has failed to make a dent in health expenditures, partly due to private insurers' lack of interest in the programs, according to a new analysis.
The rumored deal between the retail giant and health insurer would create a force in the Medicare Advantage industry that some experts say would have the potential to transform how America's seniors access healthcare.