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CVS Health, fresh off a $69 billion takeover of health insurance giant Aetna, saw its revenues increase 34.8% to $61.6 billion during the first quarter of 2019, according to a May 1st earnings report. In addition, net income rose 43%, to $1.4 billion, from the previous year.

As bacterial germs continue to mutate and proliferate due to the overuse of antibiotics, an arm of the United Nations is laying out the disturbing numbers in hopes of stirring people to action all around the world.

CMS has proposed a new rule that aims to improve transparency around accrediting organizations (AOs) that certify healthcare facilities in the Medicare program. Specifically, the rule creates a new process for AOs to follow if there is a sale, transfer or purchase of assets in the ownership of the organization.

Not all states are equal when it comes to the job quality and opportunity of being a nurse the U.S. While the profession is in high demand, with expectations that the industry will double the rate of the average occupation by 2026, there are several challenges to being a nurse depending on location.

Within the same metro area, the price of some common health services can vary up to 39-fold, while services can differ 25-fold across areas, according to the latest issue brief from the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI).

HHS has changed its regulations for civil monetary penalties (CMP) under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), effectively lowering penalties across four categories of violations.

Overall U.S. hospital employment hit 5,223,000 in March, rising 2.11% over the 5,115,000 recorded in March of 2018, according to the latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A little over a year ago, California’s insurance commissioner began investigating Aetna for possibly denying care coverage without reviewing the records of a patient who’d filed a lawsuit. Now the company has agreed to an out-of-court settlement.

Healthcare is a major voter issue, but many Americans tend to trust Democrats more than Republicans in this area heading into the 2020 election, according to a new poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

HHS and CMS have launched a set of new payment models, dubbed the Primary Cares Initiative, that aim to transform primary care through value-based options. The new models will also test financial risk and performance-based payments for primary care practitioners and clinicians.

Ten years from now, more than 14 million middle-class Americans will be elderly, mobility-limited and in need of more healthcare services and specialized senior housing than they’ll be able to afford.

Medicare’s site-neutral policy, which pays outpatient hospital sites like they’re independent doctors’ offices, is turning out to be as unpopular in practice as it was in theory—as least among hospitals.