The partnership, which marked the clinic's first heavy play in the insurance business, vastly exceeded expectations in the first year, securing what they estimate to be a 15% share of the individual market in the 2018 open enrollment season.
The ECRI Institute on Monday launched its much-anticipated online repository for clinical guidelines. Officials hope the website will replace the federal government's National Guideline Clearinghouse, which shut down in July.
In 2017, brand-name prescription drugs made up only 17% of total prescriptions filled but represented 79% of total drug spending, according to an updated study from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
A gunman opened fire Monday afternoon on the campus of Chicago's Mercy Hospital. Two people, including the unidentified gunman, were reported dead.
New York-Presbyterian is struggling to reach an agreement to remain in the Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield network. If the two sides can't agree before Jan. 1, New York-Presbyterian estimates that about 300,000 patients could face higher charges next year.
The CMS wants to make sure it's using the right quality measures to track care given by home health agencies, which costs the agency around $18 billion every year.
Mayo Clinic says it expects to spend $908 million over the next three to five years on ongoing construction projects.
Independent pharmacists in New York are calling for a state investigation into the practices of pharmacy benefit managers—the companies that negotiate drug prices on behalf of insurers and employers. They blame the PBMs for forcing owners to close up shop.
A key element is adding support staff and increasing their care responsibilities to enable physicians to see more patients more efficiently.
The study assigned 47 patients who were diagnosed with a chronic disease to visit with a second-year medical student for 45 minutes after seeing their physician. That one-on-one session measurably improved patients' attitudes and abilities in self-managing their care.
Community Health Systems has settled a lawsuit against the former CEO of its Fort Wayne, Ind., subsidiary, Lutheran Health Network, more than a year after it alleged the CEO used confidential information to lure a competitor to the Fort Wayne area.