The interim director of Oklahoma's health department — one of Republican Gov. Mary Fallin's top aides — stepped down Tuesday following accusations of domestic violence. The previous head of the agency resigned amid allegations of financial mismanagement at the agency.
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The new HHS secretary told House lawmakers Wednesday that he will take a look at the Affordable Care Act's restrictions on physician-owned hospitals to promote competition among providers.
Only one-third of hospital leaders surveyed said their facility was highly capable of interoperability even though 98% said it was an important asset in the move to value-based payment in the next three years.
The Texas system saw a strong first half for its fiscal 2018, including an operating margin of 8% compared with 4.7% in the first half of 2017. That comes after its profit grew 149% year-over-year in fiscal 2017.
CHS will sell a 60-bed hospital, Byrd Regional Hospital in Leesville, La., to Allegiance Health Management. The Franklin-based system expects the deal to close in the first half of 2018.
CityMD, the New York metro area's largest urgent-care chain, is bulking up some more. The company said today that it has agreed to acquire Stat Health, a competitor with 12 walk-in clinics on Long Island, in a move that expands its presence in Suffolk County.
Happy Valentine's Day! Google's death-prediction model, the VA's proposed budget, and an (incorrect) DNA emoji.
The CMS expects millions of young, healthy and high-income people will choose to lose insurance as a result of Congress' repeal of the penalty for not being covered.
The CDC will launch a national study to determine which treatments work best for people battling opioid addiction and when medication-assisted treatments are appropriate.
There's no one-size-fits-all solution to lower healthcare spending, according to a new report that found costs varied across five states due to variation in how services are used, the price of services and other factors.
The wearables giant is jumping into healthcare with the acquisition of Twine, which makes an employee engagement platform for employers.
President Donald Trump's budget proposal released Monday cuts 21% of HHS funding and $1 billion from the CDC while allocating $13 billion to combat the opioid epidemic.
Providers should not expect to see lower drug prices from a potential Walgreens Boots Alliance and AmerisourceBergen Corp. deal, analysts say.
Missouri's safety-net hospitals won to the tune of tens of millions of dollars when a U.S. District Court invalidated the CMS' attempt to claw back a portion of already-allocated DSH payments.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is discouraging ovarian cancer screening for asymptomatic women, saying it's ineffective and has a high incidence of false-positives and doesn't curb mortality rates.
A former Aetna medical director admitted he didn't review patient medical records when making treatment authorization decisions. That's put a microscope on insurers' processes and could thwart Aetna's proposed merger with pharmacy giant CVS Health.
Proteus makes digital sensors for pills that track medication adherence, including in Abilify Mycite, the first of such drugs to receive FDA approval.