The Health Care Cost Institute will now have access to Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies' medical and pharmacy claims data, helping the not-for-profit research organization to fill a hole left when UnitedHeathcare stopped sharing its data.
Federal health officials still haven't signed off on Montana's proposed Medicaid work requirement, and the state still needs to write up administrative rules and build computer systems to implement the changes.
Not-for-profits in Illinois are exempt from property taxes, in return for providing free or discounted services to poor and underinsured people. But activists are alleging the hospitals don't provide enough free care to warrant the break.
Ten people at an Oklahoma care facility for people with intellectual disabilities were hospitalized after they were apparently accidentally injected with what's believed to be insulin rather than the flu vaccine, authorities said.
Pharmacy giant CVS Health touted the strong performance of its first HealthHUBs, which help patients better manage their health in between doctor appointments. CVS is on track to open 1,500 of the hubs by the end of 2021.