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A federal mandate eliminating Medicare Cost plans has hurt revenue.
Former GlaxoSmithKline exec Andrew Witty will have both jobs as he ascends closer to top.
HealthPartners says it's due to economic pressures that give an advantage to larger operators in the industry.
Pennsylvania regulators say insurer violated state, federal laws on medical claims.
Despite rules suspension, associations venturing in.
Regulators says racial bias in algorithm leads to poorer care for black patients; UnitedHealth defends product.
A survey puts the average at $12,850 per worker in 2019, with 4.4% higher costs expected in 2020.
University of Minnesota Morris researchers documented savings that helped offset costs of a sleep apnea treatment program
Insurers that sell Medicare Advantage health plans are pushing to extend the coverage into hundreds of new counties across the country next year, a competitive…
Minnetonka-based insurer says one of its health plans fell out of compliance with Medicare.
The company saw its quarterly earnings grow by 11% to $3.5 billion.
The facility is part of a new partnership with Oxford University Clinic.
Regulators approved 2020 average premiums that are flat or down slightly.
Infinite Health Collaborative is trying to preserve older ideals of medicine where physicians and patients are independent of larger groups when making decisions, one of its owners says.
The cost of insurance offered through employers keeps rising faster than wages and inflation.
Premiums will mostly hold steady for Medicare Advantage plans.
The Minnesota Health Action Group will use the award to identify ways to bridge gaps in treatment.
The Minnetonka-based company reportedly paid $3.2 billion for Equian.
The digital giant will open an office in Rochester for research with Mayo on solving complex health care problems..
Wearing his life jacket and a steel helmet, Bill Killian stood on the deck of the USS Roper and watched as a suicide Japanese aircraft…
Mike Mikan will lead a team focused on products, technology and consumers at Bright Health.
For-profit AmeriHealth Caritas said it is sizing up a large state health insurance contract.
The HMO dropped out of the largest chunk of Minnesota public health programs in 2017.
HealthPartners adds Allina to its Medicare Advantage plans.
Consumer advocates question whether "supplemental" health policies provide good value.
As health care and technology merge, new chief leads a venerable institution through an industry's crossroads.
Health insurance giant joins nationwide push into health care services.
One boater was rescued Friday night after a report of distress at the Prairie Island spillway.
The nonprofit will sell its Minneapolis hospital as focus changes.
Average proposed rate changes for individuals range from a decline of 1.4% to a 4.8% increase.
CEO of the South Dakota-based nonprofit would lead new organization. Sanford Health runs 18 hospitals and 171 clinics in Minnesota.
Abbott Northwestern will start using Minneapolis Anesthesia Partners by mid-2020.
Medigap gains offset Cost plan declines, but not completely.
Changes are spurred by retirement of Steven Nelson, CEO of the health insurance business. The company provides coverage to more than 43 million people in the U.S.
Health insurance enrollment at 141,110 compared to 300,000 in 2015
New cancer center will offer advanced, targeted therapies to patients.
Joint venture will operate the Minnesota health care system's network of 20 facilities.
Acquisition adds more clinics, physicians, but won't include doctors in Nevada.
A new state report finds administrative spending by health insurers in Minnesota increased slightly in 2017 to $1.82 billion, a seventh consecutive annual rise that…
Lawmakers stretched the moratorium on nonprofit conversions to 2023.
Money will expand eating-disorder care.
Acquisition of Vibrant Health boosts competition for patients east of the St. Croix River.
Construction is expected to begin next year with occupancy in 2022.
More money isn't needed as the initial $542 million allotted for it hasn't been exhausted yet.
UnitedHealth and Medtronic set the pace for a half-dozen health firms.
Minnesota attorney general says Indiana company will pay $30,000 to state and change security practices.
New state law lets Ridgeview Medical Center use rehabilitation beds for medical and surgical patients.
The joint-venture firm started providing Medicare coverage this year.
Hospitals, clinics reported depressed patient volumes in first quarter.
Its income dropped as investment returns suffered in a sluggish stock market.
Rating agencies have split views on the outlook for the Minneapolis-based health system.
Park Nicollet replacing Lakeville site for $13.5M.
Grieving families hope their lawsuit spurs better mental health coverage.
The health system is the latest in Minnesota to size up the on-site clinic market.
Political uncertainty didn't stop insurers selling individual coverage from more money last year.
The Rhode Island-based company announced last week a total of 46 store closings in 16 states.
More are getting addiction treatment now because of insurance coverage.
They are the first full-year numbers since Fairview took over HealthEast.
Health insurers that weathered the storm are starting to make money.
The insurer also will cut more than three dozen positions on the Iron Range.
The Commerce Department alleges eHealthInsurance Services Inc. sent "more than 600,000 misleading letters."
Its expanding Rally Health division has rolled out enhanced platform.
The nation's largest health insurer touted its network of walk-in clinics while announcing financial results.
The company's shares took a hit last week after Sen. Bernie Sanders renewed a push to eliminate private insurers.
Kenneth Paulus will lead the Eagan based company at a time of heightened scrutiny of PMBs.
In 1970, the West Bank in Minneapolis was the Twin Cities version of Haight-Ashbury, the San Francisco neighborhood synonymous with the counterculture of the era.…
Execs from Minn.-based Optum Rx, Prime Therapeutics fielded questions.
The health insurer saw a turnaround in its business managing care for Medicaid beneficiaries.
Minnesota's nonprofit insurers could be issuing $37 million in consumer rebates as a result.
New treatments that target cancer with radioactive drugs are raising questions about whether they create a health risk for workers who cremate the bodies when the patients die.
Seniors who lost their Cost plans have the weekend to make any changes.
The nation's largest health insurer says it's providing more than $400 million to finance affordable housing projects.
Rebates to employer groups from Minnetonka-based UnitedHealthcare increased by about 40 percent in 2017, according to a new report, and fit with a broader trend…
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.