Medicare Trustees Downgrade Finances
Medicare's hospital insurance fund will be depleted by 2026, according to new estimates.
Humana Takes 40% Stake in Kindred at Home
The insurer's contribution to a $4 billion buyout of Kindred Healthcare furthers its cost-saving strategy of keeping patients out of the hospital.
Alternative Payment Models Pose Big Opportunity
Self-funded employers can significantly reduce their health-care spending through alternative payment arrangements for health-care services.
Hedge Funders Charged With Insider Trading
Analysts at Deerfield Capital allegedly used tips from a government employee in advance of announcements on Medicare reimbursement rates.
Cap on Benefits Tax Breaks Could Shake up Companies
The days of a total tax exclusion for employer-sponsored insurance may be numbered.
Aetna, Humana Walk Away From $34B Merger
The insurers cited the Jan. 23 ruling in which a federal judge found the deal would substantially reduce competition in the Medicare Advantage market.
How to Rein In the Soaring Costs of Specialty Drugs
The 420-employer National Business Group on Health recommends public-policy changes relating to the proliferating category of specialty drugs.
Judge Derails Aetna-Humana Megamerger
The deal would substantially reduce competition in the Medicare Advantage market, a judge says in upholding the DoJ's antitrust lawsuit.
U.S. Spending On Health Care to Be Less Than ACA Estimated
The health-care reform law has contributed to the lower projections for the next four years, but so has a slow-growing economy.
American Hospice Management Files Chapter 11
The end-of-life care provider has until April 30 to complete the sale of its money-losing operations in seven states.
Kindred Healthcare to Pay $125M Over Medicare Fraud
Patients "are entitled to receive care that is dictated by their clinical needs rather than the fiscal interests of healthcare providers," said the DoJ.