The shift to value-based care made significant headway in 2017, according to a new survey from the Health Care Transformation Task Force that found nearly half of their business was in value-based payment arrangements by the end of the year.
A federal judge who has been reviewing the $69 billion merger between CVS Health and Aetna has told the two companies to keep some operations separate during the ongoing antitrust process, The New York Times reported.
Cigna received its final approval from regulators for its $67 billion acquisition of Express Scripts. New Jersey approved the transaction, clearing the way for the deal to close, according to a public filing from Cigna.
The U.S. government has jumped into a False Claims Act lawsuit stemming from a whistleblower against Sutter Health, a healthcare services company based in California, and its affiliate Palo Alto Medical Foundation.
Arkansas became the first state in the nation to implement Medicare work requirements in June. Six months later, almost 17,000 residents in the state have lost their health insurance coverage, according to a new monthly report.
Healthcare stocks were jolted after news of a Texas judge’s ruling that the Affordable Care Act was unconstitutional, with hospital and insurance stocks among the worst performers of a selloff on Dec. 17, Bloomberg reported.