Cincinnati and South Carolina are the latest to sue drug distributors and manufacturers for allegedly fueling the opioid crisis by filling suspicious drug orders. Companies call the efforts "misguided."
Longtime UnitedHealth CEO Stephen Hemsley will step down Sept. 1, and President David Wichmann will take over. The change marks a major leadership shakeup at the nation's largest health plan.
President Donald Trump says he's ending a pair of White House advisory councils that were staffed by corporate chief executives. Merck and Johnson & Johnson are among the parade of departing leaders from the informal panel.
As hackers gain easier access to the tools of their trade, hacks of healthcare organizations have increased dramatically, with 162% more so far in 2017 as there were in all of 2016.
The new money from a Los Angeles-based asset management firm includes equity and debt financing and will be used to buy doctors' practices and open additional outpatient clinics.
The Trump administration's cancelation of two mandatory pay models could signal to providers that they can value volume over quality, experts say.
In a 2-1 ruling, a federal appeals court panel ruled that Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, two years after the state ended its contract with the group over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group.
The deal with Centene Corp. in partnership with the Nevada-based Hometown Health will help ensure coverage is available to all Nevadans, after Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield pulled out of the state's healthcare exchange.
Naperville, Ill.-based Edward-Elmhurst Health is feeling the squeeze of climbing bad debt thanks to high-deductible health plans, soaring pharmaceutical costs and Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements that don't fully cover the price tag of patient care.
The long-term care industry has taken steps to create more patient-centered care plans that are resulting in less use of antipsychotics, but some doctors are worried the trend may lead to some patients not getting the drugs they need.