The U.S. Justice Department settlement involves claims that Alere, which was acquired by Abbott Laboratories last year, sold its Triage-branded devices to hospitals from 2006 to 2012 despite customer complaints warning of erroneous results.
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As states' hopes for CSR and reinsurance funding collapsed this week in Congress, officials and legislators are racing to rein in individual market premiums for 2019.
A total of 62 companies raised $218 million last year, according to figures from the BioEnterprise Midwest Healthcare Growth Capital Report.
Union nurses at a Detroit Medical Center hospital charge that Tenet Healthcare Corp. has violated the terms of its 2013 purchase of DMC. They say charity care has dropped 98% since 2013 at four DMC hospitals.
A dietary supplement makes old mice young again, the former ATA CEO launches a new A.I. initiative, and students march on Washington to end gun violence.
HCA Healthcare plans to add North Carolina to the list of 20 states it currently operates in, having signed a letter of intent to acquire Mission Health, a six-hospital system based in Asheville.
The House is considering a bill that would roll back the enhanced HIPAA protections now given to substance use disorder patients, re-opening a debate that pits providers against patient advocates concerned about stigma and privacy.
The House on Wednesday passed a bill that would allow dying patients to receive experimental treatments. Here's how, if it passes, the bill would affect providers.
John Bardis announced he is departing as HHS assistant secretary for administration effective April 5.
The $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill the House passed Thursday lacks funding for two things insurers want: cost-sharing reduction payments and federal reinsurance. That likely means they'll hike premiums and rethink participating in the individual market for 2019.
CMS' risk-adjustment changes under the Next Generation ACO Model sparked concerns from some ACOs that they couldn't make money under the program.
Hospitalizations cause only about 4% of personal bankruptcies among non-elderly U.S. adults, according to an analysis published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
A list of common billing codes do little to ensure patients are getting quality care, doctors told the CMS during a call Wednesday.
The CMS will allow some states to opt out of a Obama-era rule meant to ensure Medicaid beneficiaries have adequate access to care. States have sought a reprieve, citing the administrative burden of implementing the policy.
The merger, which would unite comparably sized systems in Illinois and Wisconsin to form the country's 10th largest not-for-profit hospital system, got the nod from Wisconsin regulators Thursday.
The board of the nation's largest Catholic health system has unanimously endorsed Ascension's new "advanced strategic direction," Ascension CEO Anthony Tersigni told his employees in a video obtained by Modern Healthcare.
In a hearing before members of Congress, the CMS principal deputy administrator stressed the importance of giving patients control over their own healthcare.
Stabilization talks fall apart ahead of congressional leaders' $1.3 trillion spending deal, leaving insurers disappointed.
Drug prices rise despite Trump's call to lower them, Biden asks for details on interoperability, and obesity-related inflammation causes taste bud loss.
Dr. Mitchell Katz, who took over as CEO at NYC Health and Hospitals in January, plans to address the public health system's fiscal woes by spending his money where it counts the most: staffing.