Health insurer Anthem grew its profit by 30% in the first quarter of 2018, while revenue remained flat in the wake of its exit from many of the regions where it sold Affordable Care Act exchange plans in 2017.
Humana's Hospital Incentive Program will give hospitals annual rate hikes based on their performance on quality measures related to patient safety, experience and outcomes.
For the past few financial quarters, the Affordable Care Act exchanges have driven higher revenue for St. Louis-based Centene. The three months ended March 31 were no exception.
Health insurance and hospital associations urged HHS to spike the proposed rule to expand access to short-term health insurance, warning it would lead to higher premiums for Affordable Care Act-compliant plans and more uncompensated care delivered at hospitals.
Highmark Health, a Pittsburgh-based Blues plan, has reached a value-based drug-pricing contract with AstraZeneca for Symbicort, which is used to treat asthma and other chronic lung diseases.
UnitedHealth Group kicked off the first-quarter earnings season Tuesday, reporting higher revenue and net income, driven by greater enrollment in Medicare Advantage and higher revenue from its growing Optum business.
A recently unsealed False Claims Act lawsuit filed in 2014 accuses CVS Health, through its pharmacy benefits manager unit, of getting lower prices on drugs with its pharmacies and failing to pass those savings on to Medicare Part D.
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association has adopted a new standard that opioids should not be the first or second treatment options to manage pain, guidelines lauded by pharmaceutical experts.
Walmart is in preliminary talks to buy insurer Humana, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
Stabilization talks fall apart ahead of congressional leaders' $1.3 trillion spending deal, leaving insurers disappointed.
Andrew Witty will lead UnitedHealth's fast-growing Optum unit, while Larry Renfro will head the company's newly expanded venture capital fund, Optum Ventures.
The paychecks of most publicly traded health insurer CEOs increased in 2017. Companies' preliminary proxy statements also give a first look at what recently hired CEOs' pay looks like.