Editorial: A promising fiddling with health insurance

Editorial: A promising fiddling with health insurance

By Merrill Goozner  |  October 08, 2016

Republicans and Democrats agreed on a promising health insurance reform? Unheard of. Absurd. Medicare's Innovation Center put it in motion without opposition from Capitol Hill? Unthinkable. Or maybe a miracle of miracles is happening in Washington.

HHS investigating possible data breach, and other briefs

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 08, 2016

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...

Geisinger Health acquires Pa. medical school

By Maria Castellucci  |  September 28, 2016

Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System announced Wednesday that it has acquired the Commonwealth Medical College, based in Scranton, Pa.

GAO finds Medicare paying more for drugs than other agencies

By Shannon Muchmore  |  September 06, 2016

The House Budget Committee has scheduled a hearing Tuesday to examine a proposal to change the way Medicare would pay for drugs prescribed from a doctor's office. It has received criticism from lawmakers in both parties.

UPMC's health plan swells in aftermath of Highmark spat

UPMC's health plan swells in aftermath of Highmark spat

By Bob Herman  |  August 26, 2016

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.

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