A recent report examining employer-sponsored private insurance claims data found that basing healthcare decisions on Medicare data might not be the best practice. The researchers found that the correlation between total spending per Medicare beneficiary and total spending per privately insured beneficiary was 0.14 in 2011, while the correlation for inpatient spending was 0.267.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is proposing changes in the benchmarks it uses to evaluate ACOs in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

All adults age 18 and older in the general population—including pregnant and postpartum women—should be screened for depression, according to newly updated guidelines from the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF).

Mergers of large health insurance companies have been in the news in recent months, but an editorial from Health Affairs suggests it remains to be seen if such deals are truly beneficial. 

The U.S. government spends more money on healthcare than any other nation in the world, including countries with universal healthcare programs such as Canada and the U.K., according to a study published online Jan. 21 in the American Journal of Public Health.

The mosquito-borne Zika virus has been much in the news of late, with reports pouring in of several new cases in the U.S. and, perhaps most alarmingly, a connection to infant brain defects in Brazil.

Expansions, renovations, brand-new facilities—the healthcare construction boom is underway, and providers across the country are getting in on the action.

According to a new 42-page report published by investigators from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), there are significant flaws in the way the FDA tracks drugs after they come to market. 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced 21 participants in its Next Generation accountable care organization (ACO) model.

Caplinger v. Medtronic Inc., the lawsuit in which a patient accused Medtronic of allowing doctors to use its INFUSE Bone Graft product in ways not approved by the FDA, made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, but the Court announced it has declined to hear the case. 

The American College of Surgeons convened in Chicago last fall, and among the highlights was a spate of studies showing improved access to their service lines as the Affordable Care Act and related reforms have expanded insurance coverage. 

General Electric has chosen Boston as its new global headquarters, according to the Boston Globe.