A federal appeals court unanimously ruled against UnitedHealth Group over the insurer withholding payments from out-of-network physicians and hospitals to compensate for previous overpayments.
The Trump administration is quietly considering allowing states to apply to convert their Medicaid programs into block grants that cap federal spending, which some experts say would lead to lower Medicaid payments for safety-net hospitals.
The average unit price of drugs in shortage in 2016 increased 23.4%, according to a new report. One in four hospitals had to cut staff to mitigate budget pressures.
Nearly half of physicians report feelings of burnout, and women suffer higher rates of burnout than men, according to a survey by Medscape.
CVS Caremark's commercial and managed Medicaid customers soon may no longer be able to fill prescriptions at Walmart drugstores amid a dispute between the two pharmacy giants over pricing.
Two Supreme Court justices questioned the federal government's assertion that its Medicare DSH formula change didn't amount to substantive policy. The change affects billions of dollars in reimbursement payments.
North Carolina's attorney general approved hospital giant HCA Healthcare's $1.5 billion acquisition of Asheville, N.C.-based Mission Health, after nabbing commitments from HCA meant to protect the state's healthcare industry.
Providers, vendors and others told the Government Accountability Office they still struggle with correctly matching patients to their records, which can theoretically put patients in danger.
Health plans clashed with providers and consumers in their reactions to the CMS' proposal to give states more flexibility in regulating the adequacy of provider networks in Medicaid managed-care plans.
An intensive-care doctor at Mount Carmel Health System in Ohio ordered "significantly excessive and potentially fatal" doses of pain medicine for at least 27 near-death patients, sparking two wrongful death lawsuits against the provider.
Illig is leaving the company to focus on "outside interests," including his professional soccer team.
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