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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.
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.
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.
Physicians may love to take care of patients, but they aren’t as thrilled with their income, according to a recent survey.
As the Mid-Atlantic states prepare for rain to continue through the next few days after Hurricane Florence with catastrophic flooding, the long-term impact on health systems could be severe once the waters subside, according to a report from PwC.

Mayo Clinic and Medica have teamed up to develop health insurance products and services in a new joint agreement. The move is being touted as a care coordination partnership with local providers and Mayo Clinic specialists.
CMS is granting hardship exemptions for the individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in a new, streamlined way, the agency announced Wednesday.
The role that physicians play in the opioid crisis is coming into focus after a new study found that nearly 30 percent of prescriptions over the last decade were provided to patients without a medical reason.
Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, affects more than five million Americans, but the cause of it is still somewhat of a mystery. Now, a new theory has emerged—is the disease caused by bacteria, virus, fungus or a parasite?
Utilizing food as part of a medical plan is coming into the limelight with the potential to help cut overall healthcare cost after California launched a $6 million pilot program behind the concept.
The first state to implement work requirements for certain Medicaid beneficiaries has seen thousands of residents lose healthcare coverage, the Arkansas Democrat reported.
Three health foundations are teaming up to create a not-for-profit entity that will develop generic drugs, helping address chronic shortages and counter rising drug prices.
Theranos, the Silicon Valley-based blood-testing startup that was once valued at $9 billion, is dissolving.
As hospital entities continue to grow larger through mergers and acquisitions, lawmakers want to know what impact such consolidation has on the Medicare program and beneficiaries.

Comcast is joining the ranks of Apple and Amazon as a company taking healthcare insurance benefits of employees into its own hands, The New York Times reported.
Aug 31, 2018 | Care Delivery
Accountable care organizations (ACOs) generated $313.7 million in savings for Medicare last year, according to the latest data from CMS.
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Aug 30, 2018 | Care Delivery
Despite legal hang-ups in the roll out of new Medicaid work requirements, more states are taking action to potentially implement their own programs.
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Aug 30, 2018 | Care Delivery
Texas Children’s Hospital has fired a nurse after she posted information about a child testing positive for measles to Facebook. The woman commented about the child’s symptoms in a group dedicated to so-called “anti-vaxxers,” who question the safety and effectiveness of vaccinations.
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Aug 28, 2018 | Care Delivery
Healthcare services and insurance provider Humana has launched a digital health and analytics initiative, including a new Boston-based center and 250 new hires in the next five years.
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Aug 28, 2018 | Care Delivery
On the heels of a new $350 million investment from private equity group The Carlyle Group, One Medical is setting its sights even higher—aiming to reduce healthcare spending by 10 percent, CNBC reported.
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Aug 27, 2018 | Care Delivery
The family of deceased rock star Prince is suing a doctor they said prescribed pain pills, claiming the physician did not treat him for opiate addiction and bears some responsibility for his April 2016 death.
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