Aetna will spend $37 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal healthcare overhaul.
In an industry that's been rapidly consolidating, Catholic Health Initiatives has had a particularly rapid growth trajectory. The Englewood, Colo.-based system has struggled to contain costs associated with acquiring new hospitals. But CHI is improving in its core business, which could bode well...
What are the top trends in patient finance, and how can hospitals adapt? Modern Healthcare Custom Media interviews ClearBalance President Bruce Haupt on the HFMA ANI show floor.
Centene Corp. announced Thursday it would buy Health Net in a $6.8 billion deal. It's the latest consolidation in a frenzy that has giant Anthem proposing $54 billion for Cigna Corp. and national insurers Aetna, Humana and UnitedHealth Group reportedly considering deals among their ranks.
Ambulatory services added 22,600 jobs in June didn't create as many jobs as it did the past two months, according to the latest federal data. The industry as a whole added about 16% fewer jobs last month than in April and May, but healthcare job growth this year is still outpacing 2014.
Federal regulators on Thursday approved a new combination drug treatment for the most common form of cystic fibrosis. But it comes at a steep price—more than $250,000 for a year's treatment.