Sens. Lamar Alexander's and Patty Murray's bill to resume paying cost-sharing subsidies to insurers has support from all 48 Democratic and independent senators, as well as 24 total co-sponsors from both parties. But its fate remains unclear as some Republicans seek changes that could threaten Democratic backing.
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While hoping for a solution to address the individual market, executives gathered at Modern Healthcare's Leadership Symposium are skeptical that lawmakers will act.
Arena's job applicant screening platform helps healthcare organizations improve employee retention by algorithmically analyzing applicants' responses to assessments.
The CMS may have overcorrected when it honored some hospitals' requests to cancel mandatory cardiac pay models. The move means hospitals that were ready to embrace the models could be out millions of dollars.
Maryland on Thursday launched the website Wear the Cost, which allows residents to look up the cost and quality of certain procedures at the state's hospitals to promote consumerism and transparency.
Kite Pharma's newly approved blood cancer treatment, Yescarta, uses gene therapy techniques not to fix disease-causing genes but to turbocharge T cells, immune system soldiers that cancer can often evade.
If President Donald Trump prevails in shutting down a major Obamacare health insurance subsidy, it would have the unintended consequence of making free basic coverage available to more people, and making upper-tier plans more affordable.
Athenahealth is shrinking its workforce by 9%, or more than 400 employees, as part of an "organizational redesign" to simplify the cloud-based EHR vendor's structure.
The Salt Lake City-based integrated health system is replacing its geographically defined administrative regions with a systemwide structure made up of community care and specialty care groups to better align internally to deliver more efficient and effective care, CEO Marc Harrison said.
The CMS has kick-started an experiment to determine if MACRA will lead to reduced Medicare spending.
A new analysis suggests hospitals should pay more attention to reducing adverse events related to the use of opioids among inpatients.
There has been heightened scrutiny over pharmacy benefit managers' role in drug pricing in recent years. Anthem's creation of its own pharmacy benefit management company could drive change throughout the industry as health plans and PBMs aim to maintain their competitive edge, experts said.
Even before President Donald Trump announced plans last week to nix Obamacare subsidies, the Illinois Department of Insurance raced over the summer to get insurers on board with a strategy to minimize the financial pain of such a move.
Opioids accounted for 24% of medication malpractice claims, making it the leading cause of such claims from 2012 to 2016.
The American Medical Association is throwing its hat into the data and interoperability game with the launch of the Integrated Health Model Initiative, which will develop a framework for the industry to collect, organize and share health data that complements the ONC's standards work.
Anthem is starting a pharmacy benefit manager in partnership with CVS Health after cutting ties with its longtime PBM, Express Scripts. Starting in 2020, when Anthem's Express Scripts contract ends, the new PBM will serve customers of Anthem-affiliated health plans and non-Anthem customers.
As expected, hurricanes and Medicaid woes are among the causes HCA, the nation's largest hospital chain faced a tough third quarter.
Although most value-based pay models focus on primary care services, providers and policy experts hope the recent financial success of accountable care organizations targeting dialysis patients will lead to more disease-specific pay models.
Cleveland HeartLab has agreed to be acquired by Quest Diagnostics, a Fortune 500 medical testing company based in New Jersey.
Highmark Health will spend $1 billion to expand its Allegheny Health Network hospital chain, including a new 160-bed hospital in Pittsburgh's North Hills suburbs, four smaller neighborhood hospitals and renovations to existing hospitals.