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UnitedHealth hits back at Envision over ER billing practices

UnitedHealth hits back at Envision over ER billing practices

UnitedHealth and physician staffing firm Envision Healthcare are locked in a dispute over ER payment issues. UnitedHealth recently launched a website about Envision's "outrageous billing practices" in response to Envision's lawsuit against the insurer.

Hospitals saw higher job growth in December

Hospitals saw higher job growth in December

The healthcare industry added roughly 31,000 jobs in December, slightly above the 30,000 added in November, with sectors such as hospitals and physicians' office seeing significant fluctuations at the end of 2017.

CMS extends Medicare experiment to curb ambulance use

CMS extends Medicare experiment to curb ambulance use

The CMS will continue its multi-state initiative to reduce ambulance use in the Medicare program after seeing claims drop. Transport providers have praised the effort even though it could hit their bottom lines.

Coming soon to a strip mall near you: An MRI provider

Coming soon to a strip mall near you: An MRI provider

More and more medical procedures are moving to the strip mall, thanks to high-deductible insurance plans that are turning patients into penny-pinchers. Hospital systems like Edward-Elmhurst Health are reacting, hedging their bets on what have been lucrative captive practices.

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