Finances


  • pharmacy cash register
    Image attribution tooltip
    Stock via Getty Images
    Image attribution tooltip

    Express Scripts’ new partnership is an olive branch to independent pharmacies

    Cigna’s massive pharmacy benefit manager has unveiled a new collaboration with a network of independent pharmacies at a time of rising tension between PBMs and the pharmacies they pay.

    By May 23, 2024
  • An illustration of a large dollar coin with medical supplies flying in the foreground is positioned on an analysis tracking chart background.
    Image attribution tooltip

    Illustration: Xavier Lalanne-Tauzia for Industry Dive

    Image attribution tooltip

    Providence posts $360M net income in first quarter, rebounding from years of losses

    The nonprofit operator attributed the gain to increased admissions and improved reimbursement rates from payers.

    By May 21, 2024
  • Trendline

    Healthcare Dive's Outlook for 2022

    As the country enters its third year of battling the COVID-19 pandemic, fault lines in the healthcare landscape are becoming more clear and long-term implications are becoming more evident.

    By Healthcare Dive staff
  • Sen Ron Wyden sits behind a wooden podium with a microphone.
    Image attribution tooltip
    Sarah Silbiger / Stringer via Getty Images
    Image attribution tooltip

    Senate Finance Committee tackles Medicare physician pay reform

    On Friday, the committee released a white paper proposing Medicare adjust doctor reimbursement to account for inflation, a key goal for physician lobbies.

    By May 20, 2024
  • graphic
    Image attribution tooltip
    Permission granted by CallRail
    Image attribution tooltip
    Sponsored by CallRail

    How to reduce your patient acquisition costs

    Learn how to reduce patient acquisition costs and increase patient lifetime value through effective healthcare marketing strategies in this latest article from CallRail.

    May 20, 2024
  • Empty hospital hallway
    Image attribution tooltip
    FangXiaNuo via Getty Images
    Image attribution tooltip

    Hospitals charged employers and insurers 254% more than Medicare in 2022: study

    Hospitals with larger market shares were among the worst offenders, the Rand Corporation found.

    By May 14, 2024
  • Kaiser Permanente building
    Image attribution tooltip
    Justin Sullivan / Staff via Getty Images
    Image attribution tooltip

    Kaiser rides completed Geisinger acquisition to $7.4B income in Q1

    However, the nonprofit provider and health plan warned subsequent quarters may be less profitable as expenses are projected to climb.

    By May 14, 2024
  • A doctor walks a patient to their room.
    Image attribution tooltip
    SDI Productions via Getty Images
    Image attribution tooltip

    Inpatient admissions lift for-profit providers’ revenue during Q1

    Despite an “unusual” rise in inpatient volumes, executives at most of the leading for-profit health systems said they remain focused on outpatient investments.

    By May 14, 2024
  • Image attribution tooltip
    400tmax via Getty Images
    Image attribution tooltip
    Deep Dive

    Medicare Advantage unrest, Change Healthcare fallout and more big takeaways from insurers’ Q1

    All major payers saw elevated utilization but only an unprepared few struggled with the trend, the Change Healthcare cyberattack caused minimal financial fallout and a new D-SNP rule opens the door to a Medicare growth opportunity.

    By May 13, 2024
  • Young male in the office smiling happily at his colleague with a pen and paper in hand
    Image attribution tooltip

    Shutterstock.com/fizkes

    Image attribution tooltip
    Sponsored by CallMiner

    Using AI to address 5 critical business challenges in healthcare

    AI transforms healthcare: Tackle patient expectations, debt crisis, regulatory hurdles and staffing shortages.

    May 13, 2024
  • A gavel rests on a pile of money wrapped with a stethoscope.
    Image attribution tooltip
    yavdat via Getty Images
    Image attribution tooltip

    CHS sues MultiPlan for allegedly colluding to lower provider reimbursement

    It’s the third lawsuit filed against MultiPlan by a health system in under a year.

    By May 10, 2024
  • An illustration of a large dollar coin with medical supplies flying in the foreground is positioned on an analysis tracking chart background.
    Image attribution tooltip

    Illustration: Xavier Lalanne-Tauzia for Industry Dive

    Image attribution tooltip

    Steward’s landlord Medical Properties Trust posts $736M loss as hospitals flounder

    The real estate investment trust reported nearly $700 million in impairments related to Steward alone in the first quarter. However, executives said rental agreements are not what drove the troubled health system to bankruptcy.

    By May 9, 2024
  • a picture of a red stethoscope on top of a US billed money.
    Image attribution tooltip
    Adeline Kon/Healthcare Dive/Healthcare Dive
    Image attribution tooltip

    Private equity investing in healthcare continues to slow

    Heightened antitrust scrutiny from state governments and regulators in Washington is having a chilling effect on deals, according to PitchBook analysts.

    By May 8, 2024
  • Two people are seen inside a Medicare Services office.
    Image attribution tooltip
    Spencer Platt via Getty Images
    Image attribution tooltip

    Medicare go-broke date extended to 2036, but warning bells continue ringing

    The Medicare trustees’ new projection for insolvency is five years later than previous forecasts, but budget hawks warned action is still needed to shore up the insurance program’s finances.

    By May 7, 2024
  • Header image for "20 Large Companies Filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in First Half of 2022"
    Image attribution tooltip
    Getty Images via Getty Images
    Image attribution tooltip
    Tracking Steward's decline

    Steward Health Care files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    The filing marks the largest provider bankruptcy in decades, according to experts.

    By May 6, 2024
  • Cigna's logo is seen on a door.
    Image attribution tooltip
    Julia Rendleman via Getty Images
    Image attribution tooltip

    Cigna writes down VillageMD investment amid shrinking value

    Walgreens’ decision to slash VillageMD’s clinical footprint has reverberated to the financial accounts of the primary care chain’s minority owner — Cigna.

    By May 2, 2024
  • A birds-eye picture of a stethoscope and piggy bank against a blue background
    Image attribution tooltip
    erdikocak via Getty Images
    Image attribution tooltip

    Debt covenant violations tick up among nonprofit providers: report

    Since 2022, S&P Global Ratings has tracked an increase in violations of debt agreements as macroeconomic pressures and low operating margins challenge providers.

    By May 1, 2024
  • An illustration of a large dollar coin with medical supplies flying in the foreground is positioned on an analysis tracking chart background.
    Image attribution tooltip

    Illustration: Xavier Lalanne-Tauzia for Industry Dive

    Image attribution tooltip

    Tenet raises full-year revenue guidance on $2.2B in Q1 profit

    CEO Saum Sutaria says the health system is a “new company” following nine hospital sales in the first quarter.

    By May 1, 2024
  • Shot of CVS Pharmacy logo
    Image attribution tooltip
    Mario Tama via Getty Images
    Image attribution tooltip

    CVS slashes 2024 outlook — again — as Medicare seniors drive spending

    Runaway inpatient spending in particular caused CVS’ insurance costs to snowball after returning “to patterns we have not seen since the start of the pandemic,” its CFO said.

    By May 1, 2024
  • An illustration of a large dollar coin with medical supplies flying in the foreground is positioned on an analysis tracking chart background.
    Image attribution tooltip

    Illustration: Xavier Lalanne-Tauzia for Industry Dive

    Image attribution tooltip

    Rising inpatient volumes boosted HCA’s first quarter earnings

    The Nashville, Tennessee-based operator is the latest for-profit system to report stronger-than-expected inpatient volumes and tempered expenses.

    By April 29, 2024
  • Amwell physician conducts visit with patient
    Image attribution tooltip
    Courtesy of Amwell
    Image attribution tooltip

    Teladoc reports mixed results following long-time CEO’s departure

    The virtual care giant’s earnings were dragged by flagging growth in its BetterHelp segment, which suffered an 11% drop in paying users year over year.

    By April 26, 2024
  • Centene's headquarters in Clayton, Missouri, a suburb outside of St. Louis.
    Image attribution tooltip
    Samantha Liss/Healthcare Dive
    Image attribution tooltip

    Centene looks beyond Medicaid redeterminations

    The nation's largest Medicaid insurer expects to return to normal operations this year, though redeterminations continue to dog Centene through a mismatch between rates and acuity. 

    By April 26, 2024
  • An illustration of a large dollar coin with medical supplies flying in the foreground is positioned on an analysis tracking chart background.
    Image attribution tooltip

    Illustration: Xavier Lalanne-Tauzia for Industry Dive

    Image attribution tooltip

    CHS kicks off 2024 with a net loss as expenses remain high

    The health system made progress on controlling expenses by cutting contract labor costs and insourcing physicians, but costs still dragged on earnings.

    By April 25, 2024
  • An illustration of a large dollar coin with medical supplies flying in the foreground is positioned on an analysis tracking chart background.
    Image attribution tooltip

    Illustration: Xavier Lalanne-Tauzia for Industry Dive

    Image attribution tooltip

    UHS posts strong profits as acute and behavioral care revenue rises

    The for-profit health system’s revenue rose by more than 10% in the first quarter.

    By April 25, 2024
  • A street sign marks the intersection of Wall and Broad Streets in Manhattan.
    Image attribution tooltip
    rabbit75_ist/iStock/Getty Images Plus via Getty Images
    Image attribution tooltip

    Molina to challenge Medicaid contract losses in Florida, Virginia

    Despite business growth in the first quarter, Molina reiterated its prior 2024 guidance out of caution that it won’t be able to reprocure the contested contracts.

    By April 25, 2024
  • The Wall Street sign in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan in New York City.
    Image attribution tooltip
    hapabapa via Getty Images
    Image attribution tooltip

    Humana withdraws 2025 earnings outlook on unsatisfactory MA rates

    Because of the final rates for next year, Humana will have to enact “larger benefit reductions to achieve stable margins,” its CFO told investors.

    By April 24, 2024