Looking into 2019, healthcare executives see a lot of the same top challenges as they did in 2018, but digital health and patient-centered care are rising concerns.
September 21, 2018 | Healthcare Economics & Policy
Nine industry groups have joined in opposition to CMS’s proposed changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program.
September 21, 2018 | Healthcare Economics & Policy
As the American population ages, the number of cases of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is set to explode, according to the CDC.
September 21, 2018 | Healthcare Economics & Policy
CVS Health is in the “home stretch” of the regulatory process with the Justice Department and state regulators for its $69 billion merger with Aetna, according to CEO Larry Merlo.
September 20, 2018 | Healthcare Economics & Policy
Town Hall Ventures, the investment firm started by former CMS administrator Andy Slavitt, has raised $115 million.
September 20, 2018 | Healthcare Economics & Policy
With a large aging population and rising costs, healthcare spending is likely to have negative implications across the economy, according to a recent report from Moody’s.
September 20, 2018 | Care Delivery
Accountable care organizations are finally achieving real savings for CMS, according to recent figures, with the majority of savings coming from ACOs that have been in the game longer.
September 19, 2018 | Healthcare Economics & Policy
Healthcare spending has risen rapidly over the last decade, jumping 44 percent per person across all major healthcare categories, according to a new study by the Health Care Cost Institute.
September 19, 2018 | Health IT
Digital wearables brand Fitbit has launched a new platform to connect healthcare providers with wearers, with healthcare services company Humana leading the charge.
September 19, 2018 | Care Delivery
The American Hospital Association and hospitals participating in the 340B drug program released a new set of principles for ensuring good stewardship of the program.
September 19, 2018 | Care Delivery
The Department of Justice approved Cigna’s $67 billion acquisition of Express Scripts on Monday, noting the deal probably won’t hamper competition across the healthcare space or cause harm to consumers.
September 19, 2018 | Healthcare Economics & Policy
Healthcare costs continue to balloon in the United States, and secret contracts between hospital systems and insurers may be playing a big role in keeping those costs up.
September 19, 2018 | Care Delivery
Physicians may love to take care of patients, but they aren’t as thrilled with their income, according to a recent survey.
September 18, 2018 | Policy
The Senate approved a major bill to tackle the opioid crisis with a nearly unanimous vote.
September 18, 2018 | Healthcare Economics & Policy
The Coca-Cola Company admitted it is taking a hard look at the use of cannabis in drinks after reports emerged that the company was in talks to develop a health drink infused with cannabidiol, a compound from the cannabis plant.