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CVS’ bottom line sags after Aetna takeover

(Updated at 2:30 ET)CVS Health reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2018 earnings on Wednesday—the first period with some contribution from its newly acquired health...

Nearly a quarter of rural hospitals are on the brink of closure

More than a fifth of the nation's rural hospitals are near insolvency, according to a new report. Twenty-one percent of rural hospitals are...

Dignity Health saw rocky end to 2018 as revenue and investments tumble

Dignity Health saw its revenue and profit margin slide in the last half of 2018 as the not-for-profit system worked to close its...

Medicare loses $86M in two years for ineligible nursing home stays

The CMS pays millions of dollars a year to nursing homes for taking care of older adults who don't qualify for coverage, according...

Insurers, hospitals agree in telling CMS to keep ‘silver-loading’

The CMS should allow states to continue the practice known as "silver-loading" or risk destabilizing the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges, according to...

Healthcare spending will hit 19.4% of GDP in the next decade, CMS projects

Healthcare spending growth will rise at an annual average of 5.5% over the next decade, slightly faster than in the past few years,...

Industry, analysts clash over scope of balance billing legislation

The healthcare policy and industry worlds are poised for a clash over the forthcoming bill to end all surprise medical bills. The tension...

House lawmakers to investigate measles outbreak

Congress is wading into the debate over the controversial "philosophical exemption" to immunization, with a key House...

CHS shrinks loss in fourth quarter

Community Health Systems boosted its operating revenues 12.9% in the quarter ended Dec. 31 to $3.453 billion,...

CommonSpirit Health’s CHI posts $424 million loss in latest quarter

Catholic Health Initiatives was hit by the sharp year-end downturn in the stock market in 2018, posting...