Category Archive: Modern Healthcare

Optum loses bid to stop ex-executive from working at Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan joint venture

UnitedHealth Group-owned Optum lost its legal fight Friday to block a former executive from working at Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase’s new healthcare cost-saving venture.

Senate panel to probe high insulin prices

The Senate Finance Committee is demanding top insulin makers explain why prices for the lifesaving drug are so high.

Providers push back against conflict of interest concerns for Joint Commission, other accreditors

Industry stakeholders told the CMS that they oppose banning accrediting organizations like the Joint Commission from providing consulting services.

Governors stand by controversial Medicaid work rules

Republican governors defended their decisions to pursue Medicaid work requirements despite concerns about the loss of coverage.

Planned Parenthood barred from Title X under final draft rule

The controversial regulation from HHS would bar funding to any clinic that performs abortions and reshape the Title X family planning network.

Woman’s Hospital CEO Teri Fontenot to retire this summer

Her retirement will cap a 23-year tenure leading the Baton Rouge, La., hospital, which has grown to become the state’s largest birthing hospital and neonatal ICU.

Burnout among physicians drops but depression on the rise, AMA survey finds

About 44% of doctors reported a burnout symptom in 2017, down from 2014 when 54% of doctors reported burnout, a new survey of 5,197 physicians from the AMA found.

Thousands could lose Medicaid coverage in Louisiana

Louisiana’s health department has notified tens of thousands of Medicaid recipients that they could be booted from the program, after a newly used computer check found they earn too much money to receive the taxpayer-financed health coverage.

White House wants to hear about insurers’ challenges with grandfathered ACA plans

The Trump administration wants to know what challenges employer and group health plans face in maintaining grandfathered status for Affordable Care Act plans.

UPMC seeks to join antitrust case against Blues plans

UPMC is seeking to join antitrust litigation against Blue Cross and Blue Shield in hopes of contracting with Blues plans.

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