Physicians are increasingly selling their practices to larger groups to gain access to the capital and expertise needed to survive under value-based reimbursement.
UnitedHealth Group beat Wall Street's profit estimates in the second quarter and grew revenue by more than 28%, even though the conglomerate continued to bleed money from the Affordable Care Act's exchanges.
California's public hospitals will receive up to $472 million annually for the remaining four years of a waiver meant to reform the state's Medicaid program.
Even if the feds bury Anthem's acquisition of Cigna and Aetna's Humana deal, the big five health insurers are likely to forge new transactions to scale up and improve their position at the bargaining table with consolidating hospitals and systems.
Several thousand nurses at seven Kaiser Permanente hospitals picketed Wednesday to protest staffing and patient care conditions.
The helium shortage is no more—thanks to a device using some duct tape, plastic piping, a folding table and some other decidedly low-tech components.
History buffs and infectious-disease experts have already drawn links between the rubella outbreak in the 1960s and the current spread of Zika. But drugmakers today face greater regulatory hurdles, and the federal government has yet to dedicate funding to address the Zika epidemic.