CVS has requested that Walmart remain in-network through April 30, but if Walmart rejects those terms, the split would be finalized in February, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Arkansas, California, Maine, and Rhode Island.
According to just-released CDC data, Americans are now more likely to from an opioid overdose than from a car crash. Explore our interactive charts to discover America's top 10 causes of death, how they vary from age 1 to 65+, and how America has made stunning progress in fighting heart disease—even as cancer remains a stubbornly persistent killer.
The multi-billion-dollar industry for diabetic test strips operates alongside a decades-old "gray market" in which insured patients sell their unused test strips to distributors who resell them for profit, Ted Alcorn reports for the New York Times.
Like most surgeons, Arghavan Salles spent most of her 20s and early 30s in training. Now, at age 38, she's grappling with the reality that it may be too late to have a baby with her own DNA—and in a TIME article, she's offering young women in medicine a word of caution.
To prepare for a projected rise in hip and knee replacements, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center (SFHMC) in 2007 launched its own bundled-payment program and soon after saw readmission rates and lengths of stay for the procedures fall below the national average, John Grady-Benson and his colleagues write in NEJM Catalyst.
Walgreens Boots Alliance on Tuesday announced that it will partner with Microsoft to leverage the tech company's cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) technology to improve care delivery via new technology and retail innovations.