Enrollments in healthcare plans for 2019 through the Federal Obamacare marketplace dropped marginally by 300,000 from 2018, according to U.S. government figures.

NEW YORK, March 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — A leading quality rating for the nation’s hospitals appears not to adequately account for the risks of undergoing certain procedures at certain hospitals, particularly joint replacement surgery, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. The study, reported in the […]

U.S. health spending is expected to grow at an average rate of 5.5 percent yearly from 2018 over the next decade and will reach nearly $6 trillion by 2027 as more people become eligible for Medicare.

Evidenced by the move to measure and reimburse providers based on the quality, as opposed to the quantity, of care delivered, the healthcare industry is shifting from a fee-for-service to an outcomes or value-based model.

Healthcare spending growth in the United States slowed for the second year in a row in 2017, mainly due to slower spending growth for hospital care, physician and clinical services as well as retail prescription drugs, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Two partners at the hedge fund Deerfield Management and two others were found guilty of charges stemming from what prosecutors have described as an insider trading scheme based on leaks from within a federal healthcare agency.

About 11.8 million consumers nationwide enrolled in 2018 Obamacare exchange plans, a 3 percent drop from 2017 when 12.2 million consumers signed up, according to a final government tally released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Global drugmakers are looking to a tiny biotech’s $850,000 therapy for a rare type of blindness as a model for getting paid for highly expensive – and effective – new medicines.

Abbott Laboratories said its newly launched glucose monitoring device would be covered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, expanding its usage to millions of diabetes patients in the United States.

About 8.7 million people enrolled in healthcare plans for 2018 using the federal Obamacare marketplace, according to updated government figures.