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Presence Health plans to partner with R1 RCM, a company affiliated with its probable future owner, for its revenue cycle operations. Under the pending deal, approximately 1,000 Presence employees will transfer to R1's payroll.
Manhattan oncology data company Flatiron Health said Thursday it has agreed to be acquired by the Swiss drugmaker Roche for $1.9 billion. The landmark deal signals the growing strength of the city's health technology sector.
HHS Secretary Alex Azar refuses to take a stance on Idaho's move to get around ACA coverage rules, setting up a potential conflict with congressional Democrats.
Bumps in patient service revenue and provider activity lifted Partners HealthCare's operating margin in the first quarter of 2018.
The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that's causing most illnesses. Preliminary figures released Thursday suggest the vaccine is 36% effective overall in preventing flu illness severe enough to send a patient to the doctor's office.
President Donald Trump's budget wish list included a $22 million cut to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, a move that could limit the agency's ability to push health IT adoption.
More states have started questioning Aetna's prior-authorization practices in the wake of a former Aetna medical director's admission that he never reviewed patient medical records when deciding whether to pay for treatment.
In 2016, newly trained male physicians in New York earned on average $26,367 more than their female colleagues, a new study found. That's a much larger pay gap than in 2010 when male doctors earned on average $11,931 more than female doctors in the state.
Sens. Orrin Hatch and Charles Grassley want to know whether not-for-profit hospitals are abusing their tax-exempt status and what the IRS is doing about any potential violations.
The Federal Trade Commission and an Illinois regulatory board have approved the proposed merger between Advocate Health Care and Aurora Health Care. The deal still needs approval from Wisconsin regulators.
Indianapolis-based Anthem said it has made several exceptions to its controversial ER program. But providers argue the changes are not enough to mitigate the harm Anthem's policy is causing patients.
Ascension and Presence Health signed a definitive agreement to bring Presence into Amita Health, a joint venture between Ascension and Adventist Midwest Health. The two systems signed a letter of intent six months ago.
The test doesn't detect concussions and the approval won't immediately change how patients with suspected concussions are treated. But it allows Banyan Biomarkers to commercialize its test, giving the company an early lead in the race to find a way to diagnose concussions.
Protests at 32 Kaiser Permanente hospitals across California began Wednesday and are expected to continue until March 9. The workers are demonstrating against anticipated layoffs and wage cuts.
The American Hospital Association urged the agency to provide more details on its newest voluntary bundled-payment model and to delay the deadline to apply so hospital leaders have more time to consider participating.
West Virginia, which has the nation's highest rate of babies born dependent on drugs, will now offer Medicaid coverage to treat those babies.
The Idaho Blues' new state-based plans violate federal law and could subject the insurer to steep penalties if HHS chooses to enforce the Affordable Care Act. The plans also threaten to harm consumers who enroll and will likely prompt lawsuits, experts said.
Oregon's Legislature took a step toward enshrining the right to healthcare in the state Constitution, a move that would be unprecedented in the U.S. but raises serious funding questions.
The interim director of Oklahoma's health department — one of Republican Gov. Mary Fallin's top aides — stepped down Tuesday following accusations of domestic violence. The previous head of the agency resigned amid allegations of financial mismanagement at the agency.