Harris Meyer

Senior Reporter

Harris Meyer is a senior reporter providing news and analysis on a broad range of healthcare topics. He served as managing editor of Modern Healthcare from 2013 to 2015. His more than three decades of journalism experience includes freelance reporting for Health Affairs, Kaiser Health News and other publications; law editor at the Daily Business Review in Miami; staff writer at the New Times alternative weekly in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; senior writer at Hospitals & Health Networks; national correspondent at American Medical News; and health unit researcher at WMAQ-TV News in Chicago. A graduate of Northwestern University, Meyer won the 2000 Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism.

Blues antitrust case just got tougher for the insurers

December 12, 2018

A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled that Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurers must defend themselves on much less favorable legal grounds against a major class-action case accusing them of anticompetitive practices.

Lower utilization dampened health spending growth in 2017

December 06, 2018

The rate of U.S. healthcare spending growth slowed from 2016 to 2017, driven by reduced use and intensity of hospital care, physician services and prescription drugs, according to CMS' Office of the Actuary.


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