Providers, advocacy groups and some policymakers are pressing for stronger enforcement of mental health parity laws. But congressional Republicans and Democrats disagree about giving the federal government more enforcement power.
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David Cordani doesn't view Cigna as merely a health insurer. The Bloomfield, Conn.-based company, he said, is in the business of delivering "health services." The proposed $54 billion purchase of Express Scripts falls in line with that, he argued.
Home health provider Amedisys recently launched a program that gives heart failure patients tools to manage their own health and well-being.
Commentary: Trump's proposals on drug prices are right to focus on anti-competitive market practices
There are proposals in President Donald Trump plan that if implemented could ensure stronger competition from generic and biosimilar medicines and thereby increase access and provide financial relief for patients at the pharmacy counter.
Social scientists know a lot about the root causes of so much of the ill-health in our society, yet healthcare systems have rarely acted on that knowledge. That's finally starting to change.
As consumer tech companies enter the healthcare market, health systems find that consumerism is driving innovation.
After decades of the tradition, Johns Hopkins Hospital no longer requires first-year residents to wear a short white coat.
There's been a drop in the number of foreign-born medical graduates applying for residencies in the U.S. at the same time as the country struggles with physician staffing shortages. Industry stakeholders worry the decline comes from recent efforts to stem immigration.
SEIU nurses in San Francisco want to delete the Zuckerberg name from Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
Samantha Huntley had been struggling with heroin addiction for several years. After a month of residential treatment, Huntley and her counselor called her mother to say the family's insurer, UnitedHealthcare, would not extend inpatient coverage.
St. Louis-based Ascension continues to benefit from its investment in ancillary businesses amid expected declines in its hospital operations.
The Trump administration on Friday proposed a new rule that would prohibit federal funding for clinics that provide abortions or refer patients to clinics that offer such services.
The CMS has denied Ohio's request to become the first state to waive the individual mandate for health insurance coverage. Federal officials said the request did not meet guidelines to ensure that no one would lose benefits.
Both Republican and Democratic political observers see a narrow possibility for yet another Obamacare repeal drive this year, given intense pressure from conservatives and the urgent GOP need to fire up right-wing voters to maintain their control of Congress in this fall's elections.
The VA is moving onto software made by the same company that makes the Defense Department's EHR, which could be both a good and a bad thing.
FDA approves first migraine prevention drug, the FCC wants to increase funding for the Rural Health Care Program and the FDA drags its feet on the Impossible Burger.
President Donald Trump has nominated acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie to lead the Veterans Affairs Department.
On May 25, regulators will start enforcing the GDPR. Here's what every healthcare organization should know.
HHS plans to announce forthcoming regulations on Friday that would ban Title X family planning providers from referring patients to abortion clinics, and also prohibit funding for Planned Parenthood.
After months of delays over interoperability and other concerns, the Veterans Affairs Department and Cerner have reached an agreement for the VA's new electronic health record system.