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Medicare Advantage premiums are expected to drop 23% from 2018 levels ahead of the new enrollment period, CMS announced, stating that plan choices, benefits and enrollment have increased.

Health insurance giant Humana is hoping to make its new digital health hub in Boston look and feel like a technology startup.

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has introduced his plan to eliminate $81 billion in medical debt as part of his pitch to become the Democratic presidential candidate.

Catch up on some of the healthcare industry’s most recent investment rounds.

 

Purdue Pharma, maker of the popular opioid OxyContin, will be allowed to dole out millions of dollars in bonuses to executives as the company declares bankruptcy as part of a $10 billion settlement to resolve thousands of lawsuits against the company for its role in the national opioid abuse and overdose epidemic.

The number of lung injury cases reported from around the country has risen to 530, according to the CDC’s latest update. The number of reported deaths has been upped to seven, as of September 19.

With patients seeing higher medical bills than ever and healthcare costs continuing to rise, healthcare organizations need to stay on top of the revenue cycle to ensure they can capture payments and be prepared for changes in 2020.

Sensitive information of more than 5 million U.S. patients, including medical records and data, are easily discoverable due to insufficient protections.

Speaker of the House Nany Pelosi (D-CA) and House Democrats introduced a new bill Sept. 19 aimed at lowering drug prices.

David Jones, former CEO of Humana and one of the founders of the health insurer, died Sept. 18, according to Courier Journal. He was 88, the outlet reported.

Highly concentrated markets in the commercial health insurance industry are on the rise, leaving millions more Americans with limited choices when it comes to getting coverage, according to the American Medical Association.

A whopping 40% of patients said the state of the economy affects how often they seek medical care, according to a recent TransUnion Healthcare survey. Further, a quarter of people said they felt prompted to use their existing insurance for treatment they may have been putting off when they heard news about a worsening economy.