Health insurer Anthem is trying to win federal approval for its acquisition of Cigna Corp. and is suing its pharmacy partner over drug prices. Now, it will fight those battles with a new chief financial officer.
Health IT experts say the tight timelines surrounding a new round of clinical quality and IT measures may result in penalties for some physicians if those measures require significant changes to electronic health records and other systems.
Forty-two states ranked by the average cost to insurers of 162 common medical services. Sources: Claims data from the Health Care Cost Institute and from Guroo.com, analyzed by David Newman, Stephen T. Parente, Eric Barrette and Kevin Kennedy, in "Prices for Common Medical Services Vary...
A doctor is alleging that MedStar Washington Hospital Center has violated her civil rights by barring her from speaking out about abortion, according to a complaint the physician filed with HHS. She also alleges MedStar didn't follow recommended security precautions for abortion providers.
The CMS is delaying plans to roll out a star-rating system intended to help consumers make informed decisions as they shop for health insurance on HealthCare.gov.
The pressure is on for the CMS to transform or even drop its recently proposed plan to change the way it pays hospitals and doctors for outpatient drugs covered by Medicare Part B. Comments are flooding the agency, and most of the 600 opinions received so far are negative.
Two new reports highlight how Americans are struggling with high out-of-pocket medical costs even as most of the presidential candidates slog through their election battles hardly talking about it. The findings suggest there will be strong public pressure for a solution no matter who wins.
Investment firm Heritage Group has closed its second innovation fund and now counts 15 healthcare organizations as limited partners.
When a medical error results in death, it's not reported explicitly as a cause of death to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or on death certificates, and it is not easily tracked through the ICD coding system.
The influential leader of the consumer advocacy group Families USA, will step down in March. Pollack, 72, will take the role of chair emeritus. The Families USA board of directors will begin searching for a successor next month.
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