As the year begins, there are still significant policy questions surrounding programs for children's health insurance, drug pricing, opioids and more.
Anthem's CEO Gail Boudreaux, Food and Drug Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb and Optum CEO Larry Renfro are among top healthcare leaders who are likely to have a large impact on the industry in 2018.
MACRA's approach to reimbursing physicians is here, but many doctors and administrators are still trying to get a handle on how it works. Read on for tips on how to deal with this major change to the Medicare payment system.
Care New England will shut down Memorial Hospital's emergency department on Monday. The hospital will still provide primary-care services to the area for now, but the health system has also asked the state to allow it to eliminate those services as well.
The government's final tally for the 39 HealthCare.gov states showed about 80,000 fewer sign-ups than an initial count.
Mississippi has received the first-ever 10-year extension of a Medicaid Section 1115 demonstration waiver, allowing the state to continue providing family planning services for people with income of up to 194% of the federal poverty level.
Highmark Health continues to reshape its organization as it gears up for a split with the UPMC health system in 2019. That includes a new partnership with Penn State Health as providers and insurers continue to closely align and scale up to maintain a competitive edge.
The amount of money people spend on prescription drugs has nearly doubled over the past three decades as pharmaceutical sales and profit margins have ballooned, according to a recent report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
Lowe's employees are some of the 1 million people from self-insured employers and health plans who are customers of Accolade, which helps guide patients through the healthcare system.
The Trump administration touted efforts to move the healthcare system toward value-based payment, but its focus on lifting red tape led the CMS to rescind rules intended to move the dial on pay-for-performance.
Dr. Jerry Penso believes that group medical practices are ideally positioned to lead the nation in the migration from fee-for-service to a value-based payment and care environment.