More members, including sicker ones, drive UnitedHealth revenue, profit higher

UnitedHealth Group recorded higher revenue and profit in the third quarter of 2018, as it served more members, including those with higher acuity health conditions. more

10/16/2018

Anthem to pay $16M in record data breach settlement

In the largest HIPAA settlement ever, Anthem will pay the federal government $16 million over its 2015 data breach that affected nearly 79 million people. more

10/16/2018

Medicare Advantage riding high as new insurers flock to sell to seniors

Healthcare experts widely expected the Affordable Care Act to hobble Medicare Advantage. But Since 2010, enrollment in Medicare Advantage has doubled to more than 20 million enrollees, growing from a quarter of Medicare beneficiaries to more than a... more

10/15/2018

CMS will require drugmakers to list prices in ads

The CMS released a proposed rule that would require drugmakers to list prices for their drugs in their consumer advertising. more

10/15/2018

Tariffs add weight to healthcare construction

While healthcare construction projects haven't been delayed or canceled yet, providers are asking construction companies how they should rethink their projects and designs to minimize costs. more

10/15/2018

Four people indicted for $931 million telemedicine fraud scheme

The four men and their companies were indicted for attempting to defraud insurers by overbilling for various prescriptions. more

10/15/2018

Ky. initiative looks to curb rise of babies in opioid withdrawal

The Kentucky Hospital Association launched a program allowing hospitals to share patient information so they can better coordinate care for babies born with opioid withdrawal symptoms. more

10/15/2018

Detroit Medical Center awaits inspections

Detroit Medical Center faces a surprise quality inspection that could happen any time from state and federal regulators, according to officials from the Chicago office of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Michigan Department of... more

10/15/2018

Family wins Pontiac General 'pay-for-play' residency case

A jury in federal court in Port Huron, Mich., unanimously said Tuesday that Pontiac General Hospital breached a contract with the Canadian parents of an international medical school graduate who paid $400,000 believing their son would be accepted... more

10/15/2018

4,100 more Arkansans lose Medicaid over work requirements

More than 4,100 Medicaid expansion enrollees in Arkansas will lose coverage for the rest of 2018 because they did not comply with the state's work requirement. That's on top of the 4,353 people who were dropped last month. more

10/15/2018