“The effects of this delay in funding is probably going to be felt years down the road,” said Dr. Bruce Lee, an associate professor of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
UPMC health system has announced the launch of a telemedicine software company that will help patients reach doctors during off hours. The move is aimed at reducing avoidable hospital admissions among nursing home patients.
Hilton Head, S.C.-based Cavulus, which has been in business for 10 years, uses predictive modeling and data analytics tools to help health insurance companies grow membership, primarily in the Medicare Advantage market.
A rise in the number of antimicrobial-resistant infections is in the global spotlight as world leaders on Wednesday discuss the growing threat of a post-antibiotic world.
A poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation found people ranked health insurance companies almost as unfavorably as pharmaceutical companies and oil conglomerates, due in no small part to insurers' reputation for poor customer service.
Another large not-for-profit health insurer, UPMC Health Plan, has said it has no intentions of quitting the Affordable Care Act's insurance marketplaces. UPMC also expects enrollment will grow in 2017.
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services awarded a massive Medicaid bid last week to AmeriHealth Caritas, Centene Corp. and UPMC after delaying the decision for several months.
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services awarded a massive Medicaid bid Tuesday to AmeriHealth Caritas, Centene Corp. and UPMC after delaying the decision for several months.
Membership in UPMC's health insurance division grew 8% in the past year, according to financial documents released Friday, giving UPMC a bigger foothold as it tries to operate peacefully with its rival Highmark Health.
As blood management programs catch on, a study at Vanderbilt University Medical Center strengthens the evidence that basic system changes can go a long way in using blood more efficiently.
Inpatient psychiatric facilities next year will get a raise of 2.2% or $100 million in additional Medicare payments, and other news
The increase is more than the 1.5% or $80 million that psychiatric facilities received this year. The change came through a notice, versus a proposed rulemaking, so the agency will not be taking comments on the matter.
UPMC will pay the government $2.5 million to settle allegations that its neurosurgeons submitted claims to Medicare for surgeries performed by others.