U.S. appeals court upholds risk payments to health insurers

(Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court upheld the validity of a federal program governing the payment of billions of dollars to insurers under the Affordable Care Act, reversing a... Read more »

U.S. watchdog finds $6.7 billion in questionable Medicare payments to insurers

(Reuters) – A U.S. government watchdog is raising fresh concerns that health insurers are exaggerating how sick Medicare patients are, receiving billions of dollars in improper payments as a... Read more »

UnitedHealth forecasts 2020 earnings, midpoint below estimates

FILE PHOTO: A UnitedHealth Group health insurance card is seen in a wallet in this picture illustration October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Illustration/File Photo (Reuters) – Health insurer UnitedHealth Group... Read more »

U.S. companies facing worker shortage race to automate

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. companies are responding to the lowest unemployment rate in almost 50 years by increasing their focus on automation in order to maintain healthy margins... Read more »

Centene, WellCare to divest certain Medicaid plans to Anthem

(Reuters) – Centene Corp (CNC.N) and Wellcare Health Plans Inc (WCG.N) have agreed to sell Wellcare’s Missouri and Nebraska Medicaid plans for people with low income to Anthem Inc... Read more »

White House scraps key plan to lower U.S. drug prices; may target drugmakers

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Thursday scrapped one of its most ambitious proposals for lowering prescription medicine prices, backing down from a policy aimed at health... Read more »

Opko Health says over 400,000 customers likely affected by data breach

(Reuters) – Opko Health Inc on Thursday said it was notified by its former billing collections vendor about unauthorized access to information on nearly 422,600 customers, making it the... Read more »

Quest Diagnostics says data breach could have hit 11.9 million patients

(Reuters) – Quest Diagnostics Inc said on Monday it was notified by a billing collections vendor that an unauthorized user gained access to information on nearly 11.9 million patients,... Read more »

PRESS DIGEST -Wall Street Journal – May 10

May 10 (Reuters) – The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. –... Read more »

Glenview’s Larry Robbins says he’s shorting 3M shares, likes healthcare stocks: Sohn

FILE PHOTO: Larry Robbins, Founder, Portfolio Manager and CEO of Glenview Capital Management, presents during the 2018 Sohn Investment Conference in New York City, U.S., April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan... Read more »