The Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation circulated petitions to get an initiative on the Nov. 8 ballot that would cap what state agencies pay for drugs at the price negotiated by the VA. And polls suggest the proposal, Proposition 61, has a strong chance of winning.
Cigna will drop a policy that required physicians to fill out extra paperwork before they could treat patients for opioid addiction.
Health systems are asking California voters to approve Proposition 52, which would permanently extend Medi-Cal's hospital fee program. The fees paid by hospitals generate billions in federal matching funds that subsidize healthcare services for children, seniors and low-income citizens.
Pharmacy benefit managers are facing heat for not doing enough to slow down drug price hikes. Modern Healthcare Midwest Bureau Chief Bob Herman recently asked OptumRx CEO Mark Thierer about the controversy swirling around the industry.
Safety net systems and health officials in communities with large numbers of unauthorized immigrants view caring for them as a core part of managing population health, even though the ACA expressly disqualifies them from coverage.
Data Points for the week of Oct. 17, 2016, covered the following topics: The anti-vaccination movement, vaccination rates for kindergartners and rotavirus vaccinations.
Mental health parity in insurance coverage won't overcome the barriers to access presented by providers who continue to reject third-party reimbursement.
Members of our 2016 class of Up & Comers, Modern Healthcare's 30th, have a common motivational thread running through their ascents to healthcare leadership: a deep desire to serve and improve the lives of their fellow citizens.
Dr. Carrie Byington has been named vice chancellor for health services, dean of the college of medicine and senior VP for the Health Science Center at Texas A&M University, effective in January.
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy sent an email last week to members of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps warning them that unauthenticated visitors to a computer site could have accessed their names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers. Investigators are still trying to...
The CMS approved the least conservative aspects of Arizona's request to tweak Medicaid in ways that would make consumers more financially responsible for their coverage.
Sutter Davis Hospital aims to make employees happier to help make patients happier.