Aetna settles HIV disclosure investigation for...
on October 16, 2018 at 2:07 am
The multistate settlement stems from 2017 mailings that revealed some policyholders' HIV/AIDS or A-fib status. […]
Immigration rule change could force millions off...
on October 15, 2018 at 7:52 pm
The Trump administration is proposing a change to "public charge" policies that could also lead to higher costs for providers via uncompensated care and more ER visits, according to the Kaiser […]
National Academy of Medicine argues barriers to...
on October 15, 2018 at 2:11 pm
An report outlining challenges and recommendation for data sharing comes as the industry awaits a rule from HHS that attempts to thwart information blocking. […]
States requiring hospitals provide more info on...
on October 15, 2018 at 11:24 am
Most states don't track 340B drug payments after rebates, but gaining that information could ultimately result in a change to reimbursement amounts. […]
Grassley urges FTC to investigate hospital-payer...
on October 13, 2018 at 1:52 am
The Senate Judiciary chairman is concerned that anticompetitive contracts could limit access to affordable care. […]
Amazon, Walmart patents highlight potential of...
on October 13, 2018 at 1:45 am
The developments come as both companies ramp up their involvement in healthcare. […]
Massachusetts officials attach stiff conditions...
on October 13, 2018 at 1:35 am
The requirements follow a report warning the merger could result in a $128.4 million to $170.8 million spending increase for inpatient, outpatient and adult primary care services. […]
Average ACA premiums will drop for first time in...
on October 12, 2018 at 6:08 pm
Payers put through huge premium increases over the past two years, meaning next year's rates are likely a market correction. […]
Long-term care hospitals: Overpaid or...
on October 12, 2018 at 4:30 pm
"The costs associated with operating a long-term care hospital are more closely aligned with short-term acute care hospitals, but less expensive," says Susan Maupin, president of The Advisory […]
Hospitals in path of Hurricane Michael forced to...
on October 12, 2018 at 3:07 pm
Bay Medical Sacred Heart and Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center both sustained damage from the Category 4 storm and are evacuating patients. In Georgia, 35 facilities are operating on […]