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The hospital appointed an antitrust compliance officer as part of agreement struck in November with Lori Swanson.
House Democrats seek info from 12 large brokers and insurers.
The move comes as the Trump administration has proposed eliminating rebates to pharmaceutical benefit managers.
Free guide aims to help employers manage costs, increase transparency.
One year after the city granted a zoning request, Mayo has "no plans" right now to build in Hudson, an official said.
Ruling highlights financial incentives in coverage criteria.
The margins at Mayo Clinic Health System remain lower than at the clinic's Rochester headquarters.
The company told regulators that it is improving service and mediating customer concerns.
The 300,000 Minnesotans who lost Cost plans have a few days left to bypass health scrutiny.
State report says potential cost surge brings sustainability concerns.
Optum sought to prevent a former executive from joining a new health care startup.
The Minnetonka-based insurer is now the first for-profit HMO in state history.
The state's largest employer slowed down scheduled services during a computer upgrade.
The Health Care Cost Institute has helped researchers use data from United and other national health insurers to study spiking insulin costs, hysterectomy trends and the market power of hospitals.
Former Mayo Clinic CEO recently retired after nine years of leadership there.
The parent of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is continuing its push for revenue through diversification.
A diabetes group say the nation's largest health insurer is limiting insulin pump choices for children.
The seven-year deal comes as the debate continues over the role of private care providers for veterans.
The study says Medicaid expansion didn't prompt exodus of employers from health coverage.
Dr. Jeffrey Yue wasn’t a smoker. Trim and fit in his 50s, Yue was a triathlete whose interests stretched from cycling to hunting and fishing.…
The company alleges former employee took trade secrets to health startup launched by Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon.
Seniors still have options over next several weeks if they find new plans too limited.
Premiums declined while the enrollment grew for a fifth consecutive year.
Health care giant expects more than 400,000 enrollees in its Medicare Advantage plans.
Insurers let consumers trade broad access to doctors for lower premiums.
Enrollment is down on federal health insurance exchange.
After years of selling to health clubs and the military, the St. Louis Park-based firm turns to employers as a target audience.
A lower court in 2018 backed a state regulator's fine against the Minnetonka-based health insurer over claims violations.
Health insurer says the mistake is being corrected, no customers overpaid.
Dr. John Noseworthy is retiring at year's end after nine years running one of the state's flagship businesses.
Donations of stock and family heirlooms contributed to a $33.8 million haul last year.
The hospital's push for a statewide licensed was opposed by other hospitals.
She cautioned that billions of dollars in health care assets could be in play.
The $4.34B deal would boost the clinic business for the Minnetonka firm.
ACA troubles didn't seem to dampen activity on state's health exchange.
Two for-profit insurers are making a play for business in a state known for nonprofit health plans
The state's enrollment numbers are bucking the national trend.
State EMS regulators will take up an issue this month that's divided hospitals.
Those losing Cost plans will have more time to make choices.
Minnesota lawmakers are alarmed by the move, which means $100 million less in 2020 and beyond.
Hackers accessed health records of more than 8,000 people in state in 2015 incident, suit says.
Nation's largest insurer makes moves in a market crowded by startups and large tech firms.
The Minneapolis-based startup is selling Medicare health plans and individual health insurance coverage.
The acquisition adds to company's growing reach in direct patient care.
The deal is the latest expanding the size and scope of St. Cloud-based health system.
Replacement coverage presents trade-offs, insurance shoppers are finding out.
In 36 years of work at the Mayo Clinic, he treated patients, mentored students and led research that made him an authority in his field.
Brokers who help enrollees have been busy with big Medicare Cost plan changes.
Lures put out as changes loom for hundreds of thousands of recipients.
In their second year, more enrollees forecast despite likely increase in premiums.
After years of stressful starts, enrollment had a solid early run Thursday.
More than 300,000 Minnesotans are looking for new health plans.
Employer-sponsored health plans in Minnesota are reporting a 5 percent increase in benefit costs for active employees, according to survey results released Tuesday, as small employers nationally say they are feeling more cost pressures.
Shifting premiums, out-of-pocket costs, tighter provider list are contributing to a tough open-enrollment season.
The comments came as the insurer beat profit expectations for Q3.
New plans in mix as more than 300,000 Minnesota seniors seek new coverage.
Rates for state's small employers are rising by less than in 2018.
An annual survey on employer-sponsored health insurance found continued growth in deductibles, premiums.
But many still find health insurance costs too high.
Consumers must read fine print to check shared costs.
Dr. Craig Samitt says Minnesota insurer will bank on its brand in competing with for-profits.
Company joining in effort to raise $33 million.
With new facility, Center City addiction treatment provider will operate in 10 states.
State regulator says ruling paves way for $91M fine; insurer says it will appeal.
It targets startups serving vulnerable populations.
With 11 new floors for patient care and hotel, Gonda Building would be the city's tallest.
An estimated 320,000 Minnesotans with Medicare Cost health plans must switch to a new policy because a federal law is eliminating the coverage next year across much of the state.
Minnetonka-based insurer to offer access to clinic as it courts business.
In a separate action, one agency lowered the rating for Duluth-based Essentia Health.
Federal judge vacated rule on reimbursements for overpayments to insurers.
The federal government says it sent the letters after getting bad information from the health insurer.
Eiynck started working in the family business in the 1970s, eventually collaborating with physicians to develop tools used in surgeries of the heart and chest.
Workers at the retail food co-op voted to unionize in 2017.
Pediatric hospital wants a statewide license, but other providers see a threat.
COO M. Osman Akhtar's departure gives Laura Reed more responsibilities.
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