StrategyLifePoint Health/Kindred Healthcare Acquisition to Launch New Company ScionHealth
ScionHealth will launch via a combination of Kindred?s long-term acute care hospitals and 18 of LifePoint?s community hospitals.
Telehealth23andMe Will Spend $400M to Acquire Lemonaid Health
The consumer-focused genealogy researcher says the acquisition will advance its "vision of individualized primary care that empowers consumers to live...
TelehealthCigna Taps MDLIVE to Expand Virtual Care Access to 'Millions of People'
The program launches in January 2022 and will be available to all Cigna customers enrolled in employer-sponsored plans.
Payer2022 Medicare Advantage Plan Overview, Part Three: Social Determinants
"Medicare Advantage plans have a unique and growing opportunity to address the needs of socioeconomically vulnerable populations and improve their...
NursingHygienists Brace for Pitched Battles With Dentists in Fights Over Practice Laws
Illinois trails many other states in allowing dental hygienists unsupervised contact with patients. In Colorado, on the extreme end, hygienists...
Payer2022 Medicare Advantage Plan Overview, Part Two: Portfolio Strategy and Leading Carriers
Portfolios are designed to "make care more affordable, accessible and convenient," in the words of one executive.
Human ResourcesWatch: Going Beyond the Script of 'Dopesick' and America's Real-Life Opioid Crisis
The Hulu series dovetails with the broader reality KFF's journalists and analysts have been documenting in their work for the...
StrategyMercy Announces New CEO
In April 2022, Steve Mackin will become president and CEO, and Lynn Britton will become executive chair of Mercy's board...
TechnologyClosed Hospital Finds New Life as Startup Accelerator
The second class of healthcare startups starts in November.
TelehealthBest Buy Acquires UK's Current Health
The care-at-home platform specializes in remote patient monitoring and telehealth.
PayerThe Public Backs Medicare Rx Price Negotiation Even After Hearing Both Sides' Views
The argument that drug companies need to charge high prices to develop new drugs does little to change that sentiment.
Payer2022 Medicare Advantage Plan Overview, Part One: Costs and Leading Carriers
"Medicare consumers overall ... crave stability of benefits and a hassle-free experience that gets them the care and coverage they...