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  • The slowdown followed a busy period for doctors tied to the creation of insurance marketplaces and expansion of Medicaid coverage for the poor under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, known as the Affordable Care Act. We still have tailwinds, "Tenet Chief Executive Trevor Fetter said in an interview. No. 2 U.S. hospital operator Community Health...

  • Tenet's hospitals have seen a boost in business from the influx of newly insured patients who bought coverage through the exchanges, created as part of President Barack Obama's national healthcare law. Daniel Waldmann, Tenet's senior vice president of public affairs, downplayed the impact of UnitedHealth's decision, saying insurers can be expected to make...

  • A study published Monday in the journal Health Affairs includes a list of the 10 U.S. hospitals with the highest profit from patient care services in fiscal year 2013.. To calculate the rankings, co-authors Ge Bai of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, and Gerard F. Anderson of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore,...

  • CHICAGO— Seven of the 10 most profitable U.S. hospitals are nonprofits, according to new research, including one in Urbana, Illinois, where hospital tax exemptions are headed for a contentious court battle that soon could determine whether medical facilities are paying their fair share of taxes. The research comes as cities in New Jersey, Michigan and Wisconsin...

  • Express Scripts, the nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager, is discussing the changes with its customers at an annual meeting in Florida today, Chief Medical Officer Steve Miller said in an interview. Last year, the sudden 5000 percent price hike by Turing Pharmaceuticals for Daraprim, an anti-infective treatment for a rare disease, caught hospitals and...

  • Pharmacy

    The pharmacy benefits manager is looking to partner with retail pharmacies that do the best job at keeping diabetes patients healthy.

  • Sen. Collins: Valeant's pricing problem

    Sen. Susan Collins, (R-Maine), discusses Valeant's drug pricing practices and why the company was brought before Congress for testimony.

  • Centene health checkup: CEO

    Michael Neidorff, Centene Corp. chairman & CEO, discusses how his company has benefited from Obamacare.

  • CUPERTINO, California— Apple is edging its way a little further into health care with the release of new iPhone apps that patients can use to manage their own medical conditions— from diabetes to pregnancy and even depression. Apple says larger organizations, including the University of Rochester and hospitals at the Texas Medical Center, are working on...

  • NEW YORK, April 26- New York City's Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a $82.2 billion budget plan for the 2017 fiscal year on Tuesday, and promised an overhaul of the city's ailing public hospitals that treat large numbers of undocumented patients. De Blasio, who hails from progressive circles of the Democratic Party, took office in 2014 after winning a landslide...

  • LONDON— Thousands of junior doctors posted picket lines outside hospitals around England on Tuesday in the first all-out strike in the history of Britain's National Health Service. He said that promise was a centerpiece of the Conservative Party's platform in the 2015 election. More than 125,000 appointments and operations have been cancelled and will...

  • Doctor reviewing medical information on computer

    For doctors and nurses in a growing number of hospitals, worrying about security when they input data into computers requires a balancing act.

  • April 25- Augmedix Inc, a startup that uses Alphabet Inc's Google Glass to provide documentation services to doctors and other healthcare workers, said on Monday it had closed a $17 million funding round led by investment firm Redmile Group. Augmedix's employees transcribe doctors' notes and update patients' electronic medical record through Google Glass.

  • Hospital pays $2.2M after letting crew film dying patient

    New York Presbyterian Hospital allowed a crew to film someone who was dying and another person in significant distress.

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— Federal authorities have reached a $2.2 million settlement with a New York City hospital over filming by a television documentary crew that disclosed two patients' health information without their authorization. The Department of Health and Human Services said New York-Presbyterian Hospital let the ABC crew for "NY Med" film one patient who was...

  • Opioid abuse is costing US companies

    Large employers are losing $10 billion each year due to the explosion of opioid abuse in the US.

  • WASHINGTON, April 19- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday struggled with the question of when federal contractors can be sued for defrauding the government in a case involving a 19- year-old Massachusetts woman who suffered a fatal 2009 seizure at a mental health facility. Their lawsuit said King of Prussia, Pennsylvania- based Universal Health Services, one of...

  • Theranos under criminal investigation

    Federal prosecutors are looking into whether the blood-testing start-up misled investors.

  • More selfies, more lip surgeries

    The selfie craze is causing a surge in lip surgery as Americans become more aware of their looks.

  • US proposes Theranos ban

    U.S. regulators are proposing a two-year ban for Theranos founder from operating blood testing labs for at least two years, reports CNBC's Meg Tirrell.