Former Sen. Bob Kerrey, (D-Neb.), shares his thoughts on the runaway costs of government programs, including health care.» Read More
WASHINGTON, March 6- A top U.S. healthcare official, accused by Republicans of misleading Congress about the readiness of the Obamacare rollout, will resign from his post at the end of March, officials said on Thursday.
Several insurers, including Molina Healthcare, which administer health plans for California's Medicaid program for the poor are asking states to step in and pay for Gilead Sciences Inc's Sovaldi, a drug that costs $84,000 per patient.
SALT LAKE CITY, March 3, 2014-- Myriad Genetics, Inc. today announced that it has published data from the PROCEDE 500 study in the journal Current Medical Research and Opinion, demonstrating that 65 percent of physicians changed their original treatment plans for men with prostate cancer based on results from the Prolaris test.
For the fourth quarter, RadNet reports Total Net Revenue of $178.3 million and Adjusted EBITDA of $31.9 million, increases of 11.9% and 30.0%, respectively, over the prior year's fourth quarter Net Income for the fourth quarter was $0.03 per diluted share, compared to a Net Loss of$ per share in the fourth quarter of 2012 For the year, RadNet reports annual Revenue of $703.0 million and annual Adjusted EBITDA of $112.8 million; Revenue increased 8.6% and Adjusted EBITDA decreased 0.7% from 2012 Annual results exceeded the high-end of the revised 2013 guidance ranges for Revenue and Adjusted EBITDA RadNet announces 2014 guidance ranges, which anticipates stability in Revenue and Adjusted EBTDA despite the previously announced Medicare reimbursement cuts RadNet announces a proposed refinancing transaction to replace its existing $200 million of 10 3/ 8% Senior Unsecured Notes with a Second Lien Term Loan and additional borrowings.
NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2014-- Seeger Weiss LLP today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice, the United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey, and the Medicaid Fraud Units of the Attorneys General of New York and New Jersey have reached a $15.5 million dollar settlement in a newly-unsealed healthcare fraud case against Doshi Diagnostic Imaging Services, P.C. and Diagnostic Imaging Group, LLC.
Feb 21- The U.S. government on Friday proposed a cut in payments to private health insurers for 2015 Medicare Advantage plans, a move Republican lawmakers said would hurt benefits for the elderly and disabled.
TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 18, 2014-- The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons sent the following letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, in an attempt to clarify whether patients enrolled in Medicaid have the right to purchase private care:.
NEW YORK, Feb 13- The only three insurance companies in Louisiana that sell healthcare policies under President Barack Obama's healthcare law throughout the state are rejecting payments from a federal program intended to help low-income HIV patients, advocacy groups said on Thursday.
Democrats sought to turn the latest controversy over Obamacare and the economy into a positive political message.
Hundreds of people with HIV/AIDS trying to obtain coverage under Obamacare are in danger of being thrown out of their insurance plan.
NEW YORK, Feb 8- Hundreds of people with HIV/AIDS in Louisiana trying to obtain coverage under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform are in danger of being thrown out of the insurance plan they selected in a dispute over federal subsidies and the interpretation of federal rules about preventing Obamacare fraud.
Feb 7- Cigna Corp on Friday said costs in its private Medicare business were higher than expected in the fourth quarter and might continue on that path in 2014, resulting in a disappointing outlook and pushing its shares down nearly 9 percent.
Feb 6- Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer, said on Thursday it expects to lose money on the Obamacare exchanges even as demand for these insurance plans has picked up over the past few weeks.
Feb 6- Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer, said on Thursday that demand for insurance plans on the Obamacare exchanges had picked up in the last few weeks and that it had signed up 135,000 paid members through the end of January.
Feb 5- Humana Inc said on Wednesday that it received 202,000 applications for Obamacare health insurance plans, many of them from young people, but still gave a wide forecast for 2014 profit as it waits to see the demographics of future customers.
Feb 5- U.S. health insurer Humana Inc said on Wednesday that it had received 202,000 applications through Jan. 31 for 2014 Obamacare health insurance plans in the 14 states where it offers them.
Jan 29- U.S. health insurer WellPoint Inc said on Wednesday the applicants for the new Obamacare health plans are of the age and demographics it had expected, indicating that medical costs will not soar beyond the prices it charges. Insurance plans under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law went on sale Oct. 1 and into effect on Jan. 1.
WASHINGTON, Jan 27- Three prominent Republican senators on Monday called for replacing Obamacare with a package of election-year proposals intended to lower health insurance costs while retaining some elements of President Barack Obama's health reform law.
Marilyn Tavenner, administrator of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, announced the preliminary tally in a blog posting. Earlier this week, the administration also announced that the number of people eligible for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program rose to 6.3 million this month as a result of the enrollment effort.
TUCSON, Ariz., Jan. 20, 2014-- The public relations campaign that is being waged by both advocates and opponents of the Affordable Care Act is largely a war of opposing anecdotes, states the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.