Banner strives to improve U-Arizona performance

By Beth Kutscher , Lisa Schencker and Virgil Dickson  |  October 24, 2015

Phoenix-based Banner Health issued new bonds last week to refinance older debt, including the short-term loans it used to fund two recent acquisitions.

Study by non-partisan GAO on ACA eligibility flaws draws fire

By Shannon Muchmore  |  October 23, 2015

After a report from the government watchdog said few people were exploiting vulnerabilities in the enrollment process that could allow them to receive insurance subsidies while still enrolled in Medicaid, Democrats in the House called the GAO report just another effort by Republicans to derail the...

Texas serves subpoenas at Planned Parenthood clinics

By Associated Press  |  October 22, 2015

Health investigators served subpoenas seeking hundreds of pages of patient and staff records at Planned Parenthood clinics across Texas on Thursday, as officials move to halt Medicaid funding to the organization that has been repeatedly targeted by the state's top conservatives.

CMS will aid New York's struggling duals demonstration

By Virgil Dickson  |  October 21, 2015

The CMS will engage providers in New York in an effort to turn around the state's struggling experiment to coordinate care for low-income and disabled residents eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare. Dual demonstrations around the country continue to struggle with high opt outs, and many are...

Texas cuts off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood

By Associated Press  |  October 19, 2015

Texas announced Monday it was cutting off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood clinics following undercover videos that featured discussions about fetal tissue, potentially triggering a court fight like one unfolding in neighboring Louisiana.

Judge sides with drugmakers and narrows 340B drug discounts

Judge sides with drugmakers and narrows 340B drug discounts

By Lisa Schencker  |  October 15, 2015

Drugmakers do not have to sell orphan drugs to rural and cancer hospitals at a discount under the federal program known as 340B, a judge ruled Wednesday. The pharmaceutical industry's victory in the case disappointed many hospitals.

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