With the new year, some look to set resolutions, and sometimes that could be setting new fitness goals. Reaching those goals might be easier with the help of employees at fitness and recreational sports centers. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics has developed a data chart showing the...
Medicare Advantage (MA) health plans, under which elderly Americans can choose to receive medical benefits through private companies, continue to grow rapidly. Thanks to changes in policy and the rising number of baby boomers qualifying for Medicare, enrollments in MA are expected to grow at a 5 percent compound...
AMITA Health Medical Group OB/Gyne Practice Recognized at National Conference Hinsdale, IL -- AMITA Health Medical Group Obstetrics and Gynecology practice, OMG Women's Healthcare in Hinsdale, has been recognized at the American College of Nurse Midwives 62nd National Conference. The practice submitted its clinical data for review as part of a...
In a turbulent environment, it is vital for healthcare companies to build business models that can withstand uncertainty and change. The clock speed of the healthcare industry has been accelerating for years. And now the pace is growing frenetic. Consider the news from just one week. U.S. insurer UnitedHealth Group, which has...
The FDA's approval this week of Novartis' novel cancer treatment is making a well-deserved splash as the first ever CAR-T therapy approved for use in the United States. CAR-T is a revolutionary gene therapy that works by harvesting a patient's white blood cells and reprogramming them to target tumors....
The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith (UAFS) announced Wednesday (Dec. 6) plans for a 15-month accelerated bachelor of science nursing program, or accelerated BSN, in conjunction with Sparks and Mercy to address a nationwide “crisis” that is expected to result in 1.2 million vacancies in the registered nurse...
Wall Street analysts don't expect Tenet Healthcare Corp. (THC - Get Report) to be swallowed whole in a blockbuster deal, despite buzz generated by a Wall Street Journal report late Wednesday, Sept. 13, that the activist-pressured hospital operator was exploring strategic options, including a sale of the company. Tenet shares were up...
An advisory group at the Food and Drugs Administration recommended the company's treatment for opioid addiction be approved. Indivior (INVVY) surged in Wednesday morning trading after an advisory group at the Food and Drugs Administration recommended the company's treatment for opioid addiction be approved. Indivior shares jumped to the top of...
To capitalize on the rapid growth in membership, insurers need to rethink the way they design and administer MA plans. There is great uncertainty surrounding attempts to repeal, reform, or replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But as we’ve noted, market participants can’t afford to sit still. Regardless of what happens,...
The Arkansas Department of Health, along with other healthcare providers, has adopted new hypertension guidelines, and the new guidelines mean some patients who didn’t think they had high blood pressure before might be considered hypertensive now. The guidelines were recently developed by the American Heart Association, American College of...