Leadership

Daniel Best, a senior advisor to HHS Secretary Alex Azar, passed away, the agency announced. He worked with HHS on drug pricing reform.

CMS Administrator Seema Verma further waded into the debate over Medicare for all on Halloween when she tweeted an image of a "Medicare for all" T-shirt with the comment that it's the “scariest Halloween costume" of the year.

The American Medical Association (AMA) announced a five-year, $15 million grant program that seeks to transform residency training to best address the workforce needs of current and future healthcare systems.

Time Magazine released its 50 most influential in healthcare for 2018 list, recognizing those in the sector that are leaders in public health, treatment, cost and technology initiatives.

Former Maine health commissioner Mary Mayhew, also an ex-aide of Gov. Paul LePage, has been tapped by the Trump administration to head Medicaid, according to reports.

Three additional Aetna directors will join CVS Health’s board of directors following completion of the $69 billion merger between the two companies.

While the Trump administration has focused on decreasing regulatory burdens across several industries, healthcare participants still see the regulatory environment as highly burdensome, according to a new survey from the Medical Group Management Association. And it may be taking resources away from patient care.

Equal numbers of men and women graduate from medical school, but only a fraction of leaders in the field are female physicians. Women make up 80 percent of the healthcare workforce, but they are vastly underrepresented when it comes to leadership roles, according to an editorial in the Harvard Business Review.

The Kroger Co. and Walgreens are launching an exploratory pilot and concept that combines Kroger’s groceries with Walgreens pharmacy, health and beauty services. Thirteen Walgreens stores in Northern Kentucky have been selected for the pilot, which will allow customers to order Kroger grocery items online and pick up their order from the participating Walgreens locations.

Fortune, alongside research partner Great Place to Work, has released its first annual Best Workplaces in Aging Services list, a ranking that analyzed more than 162,000 employees across the outpatient and at-home sectors of senior care.

GE Healthcare still plans to separate into an independent company after General Electric named a new chairman and CEO, according to a report by CNBC.

Ten top Cigna executives will keep their same positions after the company's $67 billion acquisition of Express Scripts is finalized.