November 04, 2011
National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) CEO, B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA, participated in a press conference organized by the Preserve Community Pharmacy Access NOW! (PCPAN) coalition at the U.S. Capitol this morning, culminating an advocacy push that brought community pharmacists to Washington, D.C. from around the nation to urge the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to reject the proposed mega-merger of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions.
September 07, 2011
While the U.S. economy experienced practically no job growth in August, the healthcare sector continued to buck the national trend, as the industry added 29,700 positions.
September 06, 2011
New medians data available from FY 2010 illustrate current challenges faced by the U.S. not-for-profit healthcare sector and support the reasons for the sector's ongoing negative rating outlook, says Moody's Investors Service in a new report.
July 25, 2011
The cost growth of medical care for people in employer-sponsored health plans slowed to an annualized rate of 3.8 percent in the first three months of the year, compared to cost growth of 6.3 percent in the first quarter of 2010, according to the recently released Thomson Reuters Healthcare Spending Index for Private Insurance.
July 21, 2011
Data released by S&P Indices for the S&P Healthcare Economic Composite Index indicate that the average per capita cost of healthcare services covered by commercial insurance and Medicare programs increased by 5.58% over the 12-months ending May 2011.
June 16, 2011
Data released today by S&P Indices for the S&P Healthcare Economic Composite Index indicate that the average per capita cost of healthcare services covered by commercial insurance and Medicare programs increased by 5.39% over the 12-months ending April 2011. Since May 2010, annual rates of growth of healthcare costs have been largely decelerating.
May 31, 2011
Ten U.S. health systems have been identified by Thomson Reuters as providing the best quality of care, efficiency and patient satisfaction.
April 22, 2011
The average per capita cost of healthcare services covered by commercial insurance and Medicare programs increased by 6.19 percent over the 12 months ending February 2011, according to the Standard & Poor's Healthcare Economic Composite Index. This is a drop from the 6.31 percent increase in annual growth rate posted in January 2011 for this index.
April 15, 2011
The health of workers in the United States is declining, and employers spend about $670 in healthcare costs per worker every year, according to Thomson Reuters' newly released U.S. Workforce Wellness Index.
April 07, 2011
According to a new report issued by Fitch Ratings, the U.S. healthcare sector experienced an eventful but stable 2010 as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was enacted and implementation of certain provisions of the bill took effect.
March 30, 2011
The current healthcare system is a "graveyard," says Paul Grundy, MD, president of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, but he has a roadmap that will take the country to the promised land.
March 28, 2011
Thomson Reuters has released its annual study identifying the 100 top U.S. hospitals based on their overall organizational performance in 10 key areas.
March 15, 2011
Amid a falling stock market, nuclear disaster and the difficult recovery efforts following last week's massive earthquake and devastating tsunami in Japan, several healthcare companies with facilities on the island nation are saying they and their workers are relatively unscathed and that they are keeping a close eye on the evolving situation there.
February 10, 2011
According to the the U.S. News Media Group's annual survey, only 18 nursing homes in the nation - out of more than 15,000 - have received four straight quarters of perfect five-star ratings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
February 09, 2011
Private sector healthcare employment in the United States reached a high of 10.7 percent of total employment, according to a new report from the Altarum Institute's Center for Studying Health Spending.
February 04, 2011
U.S. HealthWorks, a national operator of occupational healthcare centers, has acquired two medical centers in south Florida.
February 03, 2011
Two years after the reauthorization and expansion of the Children's Health Insurance Program, a state-by-state scorecard designed to evaluate how the system is working finds wide geographic disparities, according to the Commonwealth Fund.
November 23, 2010
Diabetes care for Native Americans is significantly underfunded, although that population has the highest per capita incidence of diabetes in the United States.
October 18, 2010
The nation could save about $3.5 trillion over the next 25 years by expanding coordinated care programs in Medicare and Medicaid, according to a new analysis by the UnitedHealth Group's Center for Health Reform & Modernization.
August 30, 2010
A new study estimates that measurable medical errors cost the U.S. economy $19.5 billion in 2008.