Global pharmaceutical spending will break the trillion dollar mark in 2014, driven by high prices in the U.S.for novel treatments such as Gilead Sciences' Sovaldi for hepatitis C and new cancer drugs, according to a study released on Thursday.
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A patient who traveled to the U.S. from the West African nation of Mali and has shown Ebola-related symptoms has been transported to New York City's Bellevue Hospital and placed in isolation.
Revenue-cycle management company Emdeon has acquired price transparency tool provider Change Healthcare in a deal potentially worth $185 million.
The Drug Enforcement Administration's recent decision to reclassify Vicodin and similar hydrocodone combination drugs to Schedule II controlled substances is a significant step in fighting the prescription-drug abuse epidemic, but I'm concerned the tighter controls may place undue burdens on...
It appears HHS has a numbers problem. Alex Wayne reports for Bloomberg that the government inflated its 2014 enrollment figures for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act exchanges by including dental plans along in with medical plans.
Cognizant, the Teaneck N.J.-based global technology, consulting and business-process outsourcing company, has closed on its purchase of TriZetto Corp., Englewood, Colo., a provider of information technology systems and services to health plans and third-party benefits administrators.
Dignity Health began its fiscal 2015 with a first-quarter operating loss, booking lower revenue and rising expenses while getting hit with lower investment returns and a California issue that significantly impacted revenues.
The Justice Department recovered $2.3 billion from alleged healthcare fraud schemes in fiscal 2014, down slightly from the $2.6 million it collected the year before, it announced Thursday morning.
Individuals and families looking for a federal health plan with low premiums may likely face annual deductibles averaging thousands of dollars, according to a new analysis of health plans sold on HealthCare.gov for 2015.
When it comes to health records, how concerned are Americans about what happens to their personal information? Responses to a poll conducted by NPR and Truven Health Analytics showed that, in general, worries don't run very high.
How many doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers is the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department trying to hire? See the answer and other healthcare numbers in the news.
Kindred Healthcare shares recorded heavy volume Thursday as the company priced two public offerings that will help fund its takeover of Gentiva Health Services.
The techie term “net neutrality” likely isn't in the daily lexicon of most senior healthcare executives. But it should be, and soon, argue those in healthcare technology who have been following the topic.
The CMS has named Niall Brennan as essentially its first Big Data czar. He will head the new Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics at the CMS.
A ruling in California that two major health insurers failed to give consumers accurate information about providers participating in their plan networks could force others in the industry to quickly improve their protocols.
Information technology is supposed to help healthcare providers make better decisions. But a study published this month in the Journal of General Internal Medicine shows both the promise and the drawbacks of harnessing software to improve clinical decisions.
Valence Health, a Chicago-based provider of population-health consulting services and software tools, has raised $15 million through a growth-equity investment.
Newly re-elected Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a Democrat, is again trying to come up with a way to expand Medicaid despite opposition from the Republican-controlled state Legislature.
About 15 years ago, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation made what was considered a risky foray for a not-for-profit organization into the world of business. It began giving money to a small biotechnology company to entice it to develop drugs for the disease. But that funding has now paid off enormously.
How much does it cost to get a drug approved? A new estimate puts the number at $2.55 billion, more than twice the cost assessed by the same lead researcher a decade ago. Not everyone believes the math.
Steward Health Care System has agreed to keep the struggling Quincy Medical Center open as late as Feb. 4 to comply with a state law that requires hospitals to give 90 days’ notice and hold a public hearing before closing.
Rep. Frank Pallone has prevailed in a tightly contested race for the top Democratic slot on the influential Energy and Commerce Committee, which has principal authority over healthcare legislation. The ranking member will play a crucial role in any efforts to amend or replace the ACA.
The rebranded health system created by the 2013 merger of Catholic Health East and Trinity Health will focus its strategy through 2020 on physician engagement and population health, seeking to leverage its expansive operations.
Phoenix-based Banner Health's $1 billion acquisition of the University of Arizona Health Network, Tucson, is expected to close on Jan. 31, the health system's CEO said in a memo to employees earlier this week.
With the acquisition by Cerner Corp. of the electronic health-record system and other parts of the health services business unit of Siemens Healthcare moving ahead, it's likely at least some Siemens healthcare customers are worrying about the future of Siemens' Soarian line of EHR software.
President Barack Obama is expected to issue an executive order as soon as this week that would freeze deportations for up to 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally, but they're likely to remain ineligible for Medicaid coverage and exchange subsidies.
Not-for-profit Banner Health reported a 16.7% increase in its operating surplus during the nine months ended Sept. 30, a gain that comes thanks to strong patient-service revenue from a jump in emergency room visits.
National health insurer Humana said Tuesday that policyholders who have bought its health plans on a federal or state insurance exchange or through its website can now pay their monthly premiums at any CVS Health store.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center's $800 million William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital is set to open Dec. 6, sporting a flexible approach to design that provides space for research, education and, of course, patient care while incorporating new technology as well.
Maine can't drop low-income 19- and 20-year-olds from its Medicaid rolls without violating the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.
The former chief financial officer of a Texas hospital pleaded guilty Thursday to lying to Medicare about the center's use of electronic records.
Medtronic, a Minneapolis-based medical-device manufacturer, said profits fell again in the second quarter of its fiscal 2015, reporting an 8.2% drop in net earnings to $828 million. One-time events, such as charges for a pending major acquisition, accounted for the decline, the company contended.
Prime Healthcare Services has entered into a deal to buy another hospital from Community Health Systems, the second this month. The Ontario, Calif.-based chain will buy 85-bed Dallas Regional Medical Center in Mesquite, Texas.
Healthcare professionals are moving to a digital health future but with some major obstacles in their way, according to results of a survey of 1,000 doctors, nurses and other providers released Tuesday by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission is mulling trying to solve the conundrum posed by the widely panned “two-midnight rule” by eliminating the outpatient observation claims that gave rise to it.
For the vast majority of U.S. hospitals, Ebola is still hypothetical. But the potential of seeing a confirmed case is now real enough that no hospital, regardless of location, can afford to put off preparation. While most of the attention has been focused on isolation protocols and personal...
The rising costs of labor, supplies and other expenses led to a sluggish first nine months of 2014 for Montefiore Health System, as they have for many other health systems this year.
Almost 8 million Americans have diabetes but don't know it, a new study shows. That's despite the fact that about two-thirds of those with undiagnosed diabetes have seen a doctor two or more times in the past year, according to the researchers.
The state and federal websites for health insurance enrollment faced minor hiccups this weekend as the healthcare reform law's online marketplaces kicked off open enrollment for the second year of coverage.
The Ebola-related death on Monday of a surgeon from Sierra Leone at a Nebraska hospital should serve as a painful reminder of the deadly nature of the disease even under the best circumstances.