Long Term Care News
- Humana names UPMC insurance exec Shrank as chief medical officer
Health insurer Humana named Dr. William Shrank as its new chief medical officer to start on April 1.
- Study: For-profit nursing grads more likely to fail licensing exams
Graduates of for-profit nursing programs are more likely to fail their licensing examinations on the first try compared with peers who attended public or not-for-profit schools, a new study found.
- Insurers say shutdown delays benefit plan design
The partial government shutdown has stalled a proposed rule outlining plans for the 2020 coverage year for the Affordable Care Act's exchanges.
- Walmart to exit some CVS Caremark pharmacy networks amid reimbursement battle
CVS Caremark's commercial and managed Medicaid customers soon may no longer be able to fill prescriptions at Walmart drugstores amid a dispute between the two pharmacy giants over pricing.
- Plans, providers split on easing Medicaid network adequacy standards
Health plans clashed with providers and consumers in their reactions to the CMS' proposal to give states more flexibility in regulating the adequacy of provider networks in Medicaid managed-care …
- Supreme Court justices lean toward hospitals in Medicare DSH case
Two Supreme Court justices questioned the federal government's assertion that its Medicare DSH formula change didn't amount to substantive policy. The change affects billions of dollars in r …
- UnitedHealth fourth-quarter revenue rises on membership gains, Optum sales
UnitedHealth Group kicked off earnings season with higher fourth-quarter and full-year 2018 revenue thanks to strong results in both its insurance business, UnitedHealthcare, and health services subsi …
- Tenet inks multiyear contracts with Humana, Anthem
Tenet Healthcare Corp. has signed contracts with Humana and Anthem. Combined with its recent Cigna contract, the health system is 92% contracted, according to CEO Ron Rittenmeyer.
- Cerner co-founder Cliff Illig resigns from the company
Illig is leaving the company to focus on "outside interests," including his professional soccer team.
- Azar says drug price model has already changed the market
HHS Secretary Alex Azar said a proposal to tie prices for certain Medicare drugs to lower prices paid overseas is already paying dividends even though it hasn't formally been introduced yet.