Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and Minnesota Oncology have entered a five-year value-based arrangement to pay for cancer care based on patient outcomes rather than the number of services performed.
Newly published data from the federal government shows that some of the health insurers enrolling the most people on the Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges have quality ratings below the national average.
One-time expenses triggered a $6.4 million loss for the American Hospital Association last year, a significant swing from its $11.2 million sur in 2017. The organization spent $22.5 million on lobbying.
A cheap daily pill that combines four drugs cut the risk of heart attacks, strokes and heart failure in a large study, suggesting it could be a good way to help prevent heart problems, especially in poor countries.
It’s getting harder and harder to ignore the Trump administration’s daily assaults on truth and science, not to mention the president’s compulsive divisiveness that threatens the safety of tens of millions of Americans.