» LifePoint's share price spikes 40% on report of buyout talks
20/07/18 23:00 from Modern Healthcare Breaking News
LifePoint Health's share price jumped 40% in after-hours trading Friday on news the company is in acquisition talks with a private equity firm.

» Pfizer's biosimilar for chemo patients OK'd to vie against Amgen's Neupogen
20/07/18 21:46 from Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Nivestym is not the first biosimilar of Neupogen, which helps chemotherapy patients recover, but it reflects the Food and Drug Administration's emphasis on bringing more biosimilars to market.

» Advanced practice and nurse practitioners bring more profit, productivity to medical practices
20/07/18 19:00 from Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Physician-owned practices with more non-physicians earned $100,748 more in net income, according to a new report from the Medical Group Management Association.

» HHS wins delay in Medicare backlog case
20/07/18 18:00 from Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A federal judge has granted HHS more time to respond to a series of ideas filed by the American Hospital Association to reduce the backlog of denied Medicare claims. The provider trade group had attempted to fight the extension in court.

» Former VA official named new CMO of Ascension Medical Group
20/07/18 17:59 from Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Ascension Medical Group has picked former VA official Dr. Baligh Yehia as the organization's chief medical officer.

» Bayer to stop sales of birth control device tied to injuries
20/07/18 17:00 from Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The maker of a permanent contraceptive implant subject to thousands of injury reports from women and repeated safety restrictions by regulators said Friday that it will stop selling the device in the U.S.

» New Catholic directives could complicate mergers and partnerships
20/07/18 00:00 from Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Catholic officials, ethicists and observers said the rules approved by U.S. bishops last month could toughen church scrutiny of merger or partnership agreements, notably the pending huge merger of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity ...

» CMS may propose restarting $10B risk-adjustment payments
19/07/18 21:00 from Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The CMS sent a rule to the White House for review that may resume risk-adjustment payments to insurers. Patient advocates have claimed the agency was trying to sabotage the insurance exchanges by eliminating billions in payments.

» California ACA rates to rise almost 9% next year
19/07/18 20:15 from Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The 1.4 million Californians who buy coverage on the state's individual insurance exchange will pay more in 2019 in part because the federal government zeroed out the federal penalty for not enrolling in coverage.

» UPMC to end in-network coverage for Highmark's MA members by July 2019
19/07/18 18:00 from Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court reversed a lower court's ruling that UPMC had to cover Highmark Medicare Advantage members in-network through 2019, marking the end of a long-standing feud between the state's largest health system and insu...

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