Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals National Leadership Team

Chairman and CEO Greg Adams recently announced a new national leadership team and organizational structure for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals. The new organizational structure is designed to optimize Kaiser Permanente’s current operations for quality and affordability by further … Read more…

2019 financial results for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Hospitals

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Marc Brown marc.t.brown@kp.org 510-271-6328 OAKLAND, Calif. — Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and their respective subsidiaries (KFHP/H) reported 2019 annual financial results. Total operating revenues for 2019 were $ 84.5 billion, compared to $ 79.7 … Read more…

Hospitals, Insurers Swear They Support Price Transparency … Just Not Quite That Much Price Transparency

Hospitals and insurers have been up in arms ever since the administration announced a rule that would force them to disclose secretly negotiated prices. Now they’re trying to get officials to walk some of it back. In other health industry … Read more…

State Highlights: Colorado Hospitals Withdraw Reinsurance Lawsuit Making Budget Deal More Likely; Governor’s Panel Recommends Reforms For Alabama’s Troubled Prisons

Media outlets report on news from Colorado, Alabama, Florida, Iowa, Wisconsin, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Maryland, Washington, North Carolina, Massachusetts and Missouri. Kaiser Health News BEST DEAL UPDATE:

US hospitals raise alarm about higher-than-normal RSV cases in young children

Pediatricians across the United States are sounding the alarm about unusually high numbers of young children being admitted to emergency departments due to respiratory syncytial virus infection or RSV, a common virus that causes cold-like symptoms. CNN.com – RSS Channel … Read more…

Health-care stocks rise as Trump talks new price disclosure rules for hospitals and insurers

Insurers UnitedHealth, Cigna, Humana and Anthem were each moving to session highs in intraday trading Friday. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off … Read more…

Listen: Five Oklahoma Hospitals Collapsed – What Happened?

KHN Midwest correspondent Lauren Weber joined StateImpact Oklahoma reporter Jackie Fortiér to discuss why a series of rural hospitals collapsed, leaving hundreds of residents without jobs and their communities without lifesaving emergency medical care. Weber and California Healthline senior correspondent … Read more…

Insurance linked to hospitals’ decision to transfer kids with mental health emergencies

A national study finds differences in the decisions to admit or transfer children with mental health emergencies based on the patients’ insurance type. Children without insurance are more likely to be transferred to another hospital than those with insurance. Child … Read more…

Trump administration considers making hospitals publish prices they negotiate with insurers

The Trump administration is considering a rule that would require hospitals to publicize the prices they negotiate with insurers. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off … Read more…