Justice Scalia's death leaves healthcare cases in limbo

Justice Scalia's death leaves healthcare cases in limbo

By Lisa Schencker and Adam Rubenfire  |  February 13, 2016

The death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia leaves a number of healthcare-related cases in limbo. The news also quickly sparked a debate over who would replace him amid the presidential campaign.

Florida agency reprimands hospital that ejected patient who later died

By Lisa Schencker  |  February 12, 2016

Elizabeth Dudek, secretary of Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration, called the deficiencies at Calhoun Liberty Hospital “so egregious” that the Blountstown hospital will be fined and required to submit a plan of correction by Feb. 19.

Partners HealthCare ends first quarter with reduced margin

By Melanie Evans  |  February 12, 2016

Partners HealthCare in Boston reported a small loss on its health plan during the first quarter of the fiscal year. Overall, the system had a positive operating margin, but that margin fell sharply from a year ago as labor and other costs grew faster than revenue.

CMS readies $7.7 billion for ACA reinsurance payouts

By Bob Herman  |  February 12, 2016

Health insurers that sold plans on the exchanges in 2015 and enrolled droves of high-cost members could haul away as much as $7.7 billion this year, as part of the healthcare law's reinsurance program.

DaVita discloses new False Claims Act inquiry

By Michael Sandler  |  February 11, 2016

DaVita Healthcare Partners' core business of delivering kidney care once again carried the company's earnings, while its newer medical group division continued to struggle. And more legal trouble could be on the horizon for the Denver-based company.

Clinton says Sanders' health plan is 'promise that cannot be kept'

Clinton says Sanders' health plan is 'promise that cannot be kept'

By Shannon Muchmore  |  February 11, 2016

In a Democratic primary debate Thursday night, Hillary Clinton said the numbers in Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' single-payer healthcare plan don't add up, and reiterated her call for Democrats to rally around protecting and improving the Affordable Care Act.

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