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Anthem to pay $594 million in Blue Cross antitrust settlement

National health insurer Anthem said Wednesday that it will pay $594 million as part of a settlement reached by Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in a federal antitrust lawsuit.…

Correcting the course of value-based care models

Notwithstanding years of federal efforts, the rate of healthcare cost growth has continued to accelerate, putting care out of reach for too many Americans. Employers and state Medicaid programs struggle…

Hospitals say they’re better prepared with PPE than spring, but supply chain uncertain

Eight-hospital Beaumont Health, which treated more COVID-19 patients than any hospital in Michigan, is on its way to stocking personal protective equipment in its warehouses for up to 90 days…

Surging coronavirus colors White House race in closing days

President Donald Trump assured supporters packed shoulder to shoulder Saturday that “we’re rounding the turn” and mocked challenger Joe Biden for raising alarms about the pandemic. Meanwhile, Biden bemoaned to…

Healthcare policy agenda driven by elections in Congress, states

There are two major state healthcare ballot initiatives voters will decide this fall: a measure regulating California dialysis clinics and a proposal to give Oklahoma lawmakers more flexibility to fund…

Trump, Biden trade barbs in final debate on healthcare plans, Medicare

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday made their closing arguments on healthcare in the final televised debate before the presidential election on Nov. 3. Debate…

CMS will delay start of the Radiation Oncology model

CMS plans to push back the start of the Radiation Oncology model to July 1, the agency said Wednesday. The experimental payment model was scheduled to begin Jan. 1. But…

Investor scores $100 million payout from bet on insurers’ lawsuits

A specialized investor that bet health insurers would prevail in a challenge over unpaid Affordable Care Act funds is now reaping rewards from its gamble. Last week, Chicago-based litigation finance…

Drones delivering vaccines from Merck facility to Vidant Health

Vidant Health Tuesday said it’s part of a new pilot program to deliver vaccines directly from a manufacturer to one of its facilities via drone. The pilot, launched with drone…

Is medical real estate immune to COVID?

COVID-19 continues to ail investors in most types of commercial real estate. But many of those that own healthcare properties are feeling good. While the pandemic jacks up vacancy, hampers…