Care Delivery

HHS will provide $23 million to drug manufacturer Merck to produce Ebola vaccine doses over the next year, the agency announced Aug. 21. 

While there is some back-and-forth debate over the true savings results from Medicare Advantage, the plans could actually cost Medicare and the American taxpayer.

Doing chores could reduce the risk of early death, according to a recent study published in the bmj. In fact, the findings of the study, which was conducted by researchers from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, revealed that any level of movement reduces the risk of premature death.

 

Medical mistakes are one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., and patients can experience harm when they are seeking care at hospitals. Knowing how patients are being harmed is crucial for healthcare providers to improve quality of care and outcomes.

Customs and Border Protection will not administer flu vaccines to migrants held in border detention facilities, CBS News reported. The decision comes just weeks before the flu season in the U.S. is expected to hit.

Signify Health and Remedy Partners, two portfolio companies of private equity firm New Mountain Capital, have signed an agreement to merge.

U.S. healthcare spending far outpaces other high-income countries, but social spending is not far off, just slightly below average, according to a new study published in Health Affairs.

Two institutional-based health plans in New England have announced their plans to merge.

Unionized workers from one of the nation’s largest health systems have voted to strike against the healthcare organization in early October amid ongoing labor negotiations.

 

Drugmakers, wanting to develop new products informed by disease insights, are snapping up genetic profiles of hospital patients and spending hundreds of millions of dollars to get the data. But the practice is throwing into question who should control this “valuable genetic data."

Enrollment of people who are ineligible for subsidies on the individual healthcare market appears to be slowing down, according to a recent report from CMS.

Hospital prices continue to rise and are a major contributor to overall spending in the healthcare sector, which is expected to hit $6 trillion by 2027.