Healthcare Economics & Policy

Switching type 2 diabetics from analogue insulin therapies to human insulin products saves patients money without compromising health, according to new research published in JAMA.

New details emerged about the healthcare venture between Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase during a court battle with UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest healthcare insurer, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Nearly half––46 percent––of adults reported they had not heard of a health policy known as Medicare for all, according to a recent AmeriSpeak Spotlight on Health survey from NORC at the University of Chicago.

New research published in JAMA suggests primary care follow-up within seven days of a hospitalization is associated with fewer Medicaid readmissions.

UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest health insurer, will have to shell out $91 million to patients who were wrongfully denied coverage for some healthcare services.

Anthem, the nation’s second-largest health insurer, is planning to push up the launch date of its new pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) business, the company announced during its end-of-year earnings report.

Sky-high medical bills have forced many individuals to turn to crowdsourcing to pay what they owe, according to the CEO of GoFundMe, who spoke on CBS MoneyWatch.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, a New Hampshire-based health system that serves 1.9 million people across New England, and GraniteOne Health, a network of New Hampshire hospitals, have signed a letter of intent to merge.

Five major pharmaceutical companies could each lose $500 million or more in revenue per year if a proposal from the Trump administration to reimburse Medicare Part B drugs based on an international pricing index (IPI) is finalized.

Hospitals are now conducting wealth screenings with software that culls public data to see which patients are most likely to donate to the healthcare organization, The New York Times reported. The practice is increasingly common across hospitals, particularly large systems.

Deal volumes broke records in 2018 across the health services sector, and deal activity is likely to remain high in 2019 thanks to a number of positive market factors, according to PwC’s latest health services deals insights.

Media spotlighting of extraordinarily high hospital bills can pay off for patients on the hook for thousands of dollars after a hospital visit. Such is the case for one San Francisco resident who was stuck with a bill for more than $20,000—after her insurance paid its part—following a bicycle accident.