Drug prices are on the move upward once again in 2020, according to new data from 3 Axis Advisors.

Hospital acquisitions may have a negative impact on the quality of patient care, according to new findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study results may help answer the question of how mergers and acquisitions impact patients and quality of care.

President Trump signed the latest $1.4 trillion spending bills into law to fund the government and simultaneously gutted three taxes related to the Affordable Care Act: the health insurance tax, Cadillac tax and medical device tax.

Novartis may give away a new drug with a price tag above $2 million for free to some patients using a lottery-style program. The drug, Zolgensma, is a cure for a deadly inherited disease, spinal muscular atrophy, and the world’s most expensive drug.

The average salary for a physician was $363,924 in 2018, according to a new survey.

Humana’s top executives offloaded a significant sum of shares in late December, shedding about 107,077 Humana shares worth $37.7 million, Louisville Business First reported.

Cigna, one of the nation’s largest health insurance providers, has agreed to sell its group disability and life insurance business to New York Life for a purchase price of $6.3 billion.

Partners Healthcare, an integrated healthcare system founded by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, has launched a five-year, $100 million digital health initiative to provide a number of new services for patients and boost digital innovation.

The Trump administration, along with HHS and the FDA, have issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NRPM) for a drug importation plan to allow certain drugs to be purchased from Canada.

Medical debt is a significant factor in the reasons Americans file for bankruptcy, and Americans facing major health scares are also likely to face financial setbacks.

Louisville-based Humana, the nation’s third-largest health insurance provider, is acquiring a large privately held hospice pharmacy and benefit management providers, Enclara Healthcare.

Vermont is ranked as the nation’s healthiest state, according to UnitedHealth Group, which released its annual population health rankings. Mississippi trails the country as the least healthy state in the nation.