A new study finds Medicare beneficiaries are less likely to undergo minimally invasive procedures, learn how one community's partnerships are transforming house and health care for the homeless, and more.
Amazon says it will offer a discount on its Prime program to adult Medicaid beneficiaries—arguing that the program's free two-day shipping could benefit customers whose medical conditions make it difficult for them to get to the store.
Two Florida doctors on a flight from Orlando to Jamaica saved the life of an elderly woman who was having trouble breathing by creating a makeshift respiratory device midflight, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, North Dakota, and Pennsylvania.
Cigna on Thursday announced an agreement to buy Express Scripts, the largest pharmacy benefit manager in the country, in a $67 billion deal that Advisory Board's Russell Davis and Rachel Sokol say signals "the reconstruction of the health care market, brick by brick."
FDA on Wednesday approved 23andMe's first direct-to-consumer genetic test to assess an individual's risk of developing breast and other cancers—a decision that Advisory Board's Deirdre Saulet says "will undoubtedly add complexity to the world of breast cancer risk assessment, which can already be confusing for patients and providers alike."
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Wednesday criticized what he called a "rigged payment scheme" that keeps lower-cost versions of biologic drugs off the U.S. market and leaves patients paying "exorbitant out-of-pocket costs."
In a recent survey of 285 hospital leaders conducted by Reaction Data, Kaiser Permanente was named the best at "delivering high quality at sustainable costs, while Mayo Clinic led the pack as a "model for innovation."
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