Eighty percent of nearly 750 providers, payers and pharmaceutical companies polled said they are optimistic that the new health system-led generic-drug company will change the status quo, and 90% said they would buy drugs from it, according to a new survey.
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UnitedHealth Group is adding diagnostic testing to its growing suite of services through a new partnership with Quest Diagnostics come Jan. 1, 2019.
Hospitals are urging HHS not to delay a rule that would set new ceiling prices for the 340B drug discount program. If the delay happens, 340B providers would be on the hook for high drug costs.
The head of New York City's public hospital system said he asked his management team to devise a strategy to exit all of its leases and convert empty hospital areas to office space.
HHS officials outlined the agency's priorities, which include driving value-based care and pursuing deregulation.
A bipartisan group of House lawmakers introduced a bill to delay the health insurance tax until 2021. This would be the third delay of the Affordable Care Act taxes on the industry.
The Senate Money Committee believes global budgets would bolster struggling rural healthcare systems.
The CMS' proposal to allow states to opt out of a Obama-era rule meant to ensure Medicaid beneficiaries have adequate access to care could endanger hospitals' solvency and reduce access to care.
Anthem's deal with Aspire Health marks another in a slew of provider purchases by insurers aiming to reduce costs by shifting care away from costly inpatient settings.
Luma Health raises $6 million for messaging software, the Department of Energy pursues AI for suicide and prostate cancer prevention, and Philip Roth dies.
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams called on emergency physicians to take a bigger role advocating for evidence-based treatment, supporting harm reduction strategies like safe injection sites and needle exchanges.
Ascension Health will invest $50 million in three of its health systems in Michigan after previously considering selling them.
The driving force behind the marriage of the No. 3 health insurer and the pharmacy giant is the appeal of steering patients to lower-cost care via 1,100 CVS walk-in clinics. Nearly 70% of the U.S. population lives within 3 miles of a CVS pharmacy.
The liberal Center on Budget and Policy Priorities said imposing so-called community engagement requirements, premiums and other conditions means states and the federal government will have to spend tens of millions to track compliance and handle appeals.
A joint replacement surgery can cost as little as $5,000 or as much as $30,000 depending on the hospital due to differences in practice patterns and devices used, according to a new Premier report.
South Dakota is the latest state that hasn't expanded Medicaid looking to impose work requirements. But it developed a strategy to avoid the so-called subsidy cliff that CMS wants to avoid.
Brian Pieninck succeeds Chet Burrell, who announced his retirement from the Baltimore-based insurer in September last year.
The bill, which consolidates VA's community care programs into Choice, will spark a change in how the private sector interacts with the VA health system.
A Tenet Project Japan Corp. hospital is under CMS scrutiny after a patient died and others are at risk for harm because staffers didn't follow proper restraint procedures.