County officials in West Virginia have filed a federal lawsuit against drug distributors, saying lax monitoring exacerbated the region's opioid epidemic.
Dr. Ronald DePinho, president of MD Anderson Cancer Center since 2011, is stepping down from heading the financially troubled hospital effective this May.
Texas law would allow pharmacists to prescribe antibiotics, other drugs, and other Southern regional news
In an effort to expand access to care, a proposed Texas law would allow pharmacists to authorize certain prescriptions, including antibiotics.
Emory Healthcare has been hit with a cyberattack that compromised the records of nearly 80,000 patients who used an online appointment system.
Piedmont Healthcare, a seven-hospital system based in Atlanta, has agreed to take over and operate 27 Walgreens in-store retail clinics in the metropolitan area.
Facing a growing opioid epidemic, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed bills that allow community organizations to dispense naloxone, an overdose-reversal drug and another measure that mandates all opioids be electronically prescribed by 2020.
Vancouver, Wash.-based PeaceHealth has agreed to sell its laboratory services business to Quest Diagnostics and hire Quest to manage the 11 labs that it operates at its hospitals and ambulatory centers.
The CMS may cut Alabama's Medicaid funding after learning state officials reject people eligible for Medicaid coverage if they are found to have engaged in fraud or abuse but were never convicted of any criminal act.
Republican lawmakers in Georgia, empowered by their native son's confirmation as HHS secretary, want to be the first in the nation to seek a per-capita cap waiver for Medicaid.
Texas officials hope President Donald Trump's administration will be more receptive to allowing the state to maintain funds that fund care for the uninsured.
Healthcare leaders in Austin, Texas, are trying to replicate the success that Nashville has enjoyed as a national incubator of healthcare innovation and services.
A U.S. District Court judge in Texas ordered the CMS to hold off on a final rule requiring dialysis centers that help patients pay private insurance premiums to disclose what plans in their region pay for and how that compares to Medicaid and Medicare.
Alabama wants to delay plans to move its Medicaid program to a managed-care model with regional care organizations.
North Carolina's new Democratic governor says he'll seek to expand Medicaid even though a state law prevents him from seeking expansion unilaterally.
New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System and Baton Rouge (La.) General have dropped their plans to affiliate.
Christus Health, a 40-hospital Catholic system based in Irving, Texas, has entered into merger talks with another system in northeast Texas.
The sole hospital in Wharton, Texas, a town south of Houston, has closed.
An impending marriage between Catholic-sponsored SSM Health and the Oklahoma University Medical Center will create a $1.6 billion system that positions SSM in Oklahoma City similarly to its hubs in St. Louis and Madison, Wis.
The U.S. Justice Department recently said the insurer's lawsuit and several others over the controversial three-year program are premature, since payments allegedly won't be due until next year at the earliest. But the North Carolina Blues said that argument runs afoul of the Affordable Care Act and the history of the risk-corridor program.
The U.S. Justice Department urged a North Carolina federal judge to take a closer look at Carolinas HealthCare System's steering provisions in insurer contracts and to ignore the health system's pleas for a quick escape from the government's lawsuit.