Top executives from Aetna and Apple last week met privately to discuss providing Aetna's more than 23 million members with free or discounted Apple Watches, according to three people familiar with the discussions.
Some researchers argue that a recent study that showed a 49 percent increase in alcohol use disorders over a decade relied on a federal survey that underwent significant changes to its methodology during the period studied, meaning the reported results may not be reliable.
The site would be home to health care services, such as primary and post-acute care, as well as recreation space, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from North Dakota, Texas, and Washington, D.C.
Several health care organizations—most recently the Cleveland Clinic and American Cancer Society—have scaled back their ties to President Trump, either in government or through his personal businesses, after Trump's remarks on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend.
Millions of people are expected to travel to see the total solar eclipse, and the hospitals in the path of totality and those close by it have been preparing for months, making sure they'll be fully staffed, stocked up on supplies, and ready for a potential onslaught of visitors.
The Trump administration's proposal to eliminate three planned Medicare mandatory bundled payment models and scale back a fourth drew mixed responses from the health care industry—with stakeholders including America's Essential Hospitals and the American Medical Association praising the move but others, including the American Hospital Association, expressing disappointment.