The payments were made to managed care organizations to cover care for patients who were presumed to be Medicaid beneficiaries, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Nevada, and Wisconsin.
Hackers are increasingly targeting the health care sector, but some industry stakeholders are bigger targets than others, according to a new JAMA study. Advisory Board's Ernie Hood and Allyson Vicars explain that "you can't eliminate cyber risk completely"—but everyone should be involved in mitigating the threat.
Insurers selling individual health plans performed better financially in the first half of 2018 than they have since the Affordable Care Act's coverage expansions took effect, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Leon Lederman, who passed away Wednesday, sold his prize for $765,000 to pay for nursing home care in 2015. While the sale was unique, he's far from alone in turning to unconventional means to pay for health care.