December 08, 2017
This week, the top managed care stories included CVS' proposal to purchase Aetna, which could reshape healthcare; a new study that looks at who is dying in hospitals from opioid use; and CMS reported that healthcare spending grew more slowly in 2016.
December 06, 2017
Humana may also make an acquisition deal and UnitedHealth buys a unit of DaVita; a look at the FDA's expedited review programs; how a billing code discrepancy may have cost taxpayers up to $102 million in Medicare payments to hospitals.
December 04, 2017
CVS Health has proposed purchasing health insurer Aetna in a $69 billion deal that could disrupt the pharmacy benefit management business and "remake the consumer healthcare experience," according to CVS Health's president and CEO.
November 27, 2017
Some states prepare to end the Children's Health Insurance Program with no new funding; shifting healthcare landscape reveals odd partnerships; Affordable Care Act sign-ups slow in third week of open enrollment.
November 22, 2017
Consolidation is happening all throughout the healthcare industry in the United States, but the shift to consolidation in dermatology began to pick up speed in just the last 3 to 5 years and it has been driven by private investors, according to a new Viewpoint in JAMA Dermatology.
November 16, 2017
An analysis digs into whether the FDA really is approving drugs faster under Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD; a clinical trial for a Parkinson's disease drug halts enrollment after 5 deaths; and California fines Anthem $5 million for poor response to consumer complaints.
October 27, 2017
Top news of the day: More people will have access to ACA plans with no premiums, a challenge to Arizona's Medicaid expansion funding goes to the state supreme court, and a dive into coverage of the opioid epidemic.
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