Category Archive: Healthcare Finance News

Cigna awards employees five shares of stock, benefits

One-time award to 40,000 employees reinforces ownership in the company and its future, Cigna says.

Hospital systems look to Yelp in collecting patient data, feedback, says Health Affairs

Yelp ratings were found to have a positive correlation with hospitals with lower 30-day readmission rates, building on prior evidence.

Dover’s Union Hospital to join Cleveland Clinic System after year of cost-cutting, layoffs

Two entities have signed a letter of intent; details of agreement to be finalized over the next 90 days, hospital says.

Hepatitis C drug again tops Part D spend list at $7 billion

CMS posts $137 billion in Part D prescription drug data, an increase from $121 billion spent the year before.

AHCA opposition ticks up in latest poll; Senate to consider delaying ACA repeal

Among voters, 44 percent said they would be less likely to vote for a Senator or member of Congress who supports the revised bill.

Newly-elected Montana Republican Greg Gianforte’s scuffle with reporter highlights contentious nature of GOP healthcare bill

Greg Gianforte had been documented on both sides of GOP bill debate, first saying he didn’t support it then heard saying he was thankful for it.

Emergency departments, physicians forced to re-examine philosophies, operations as elderly patients present challenges

The influx is prompting more clinicians to rethink the fast-paced emergency room, where default is do everything possible to extend life.

OIG stings Virginia for failing to secure Medicaid data

State’s Department of Medical Assistance Services didn’t meet federal security requirements, which could have compromised the integrity of system.

Highlighting vulnerability of rural hospitals, Maine’s Calais Regional Hospital to shutter obstetrics department

Declining delivery numbers combined with an ongoing nursing staff shortage in the state spelled fate of OB department, hospital says.

Providers still hate AHCA after revised CBO score shows 23 million uninsured

AHIP reacts to President Trump’s budget cuts to Medicaid, saying that coverage and individual market are closely related.

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