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A woman taken to detox from an apartment in the city's Como neighborhood has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
The addiction treatment provider is planning a $30 million construction project.
Gap between Minnesota's urban and rural hospitals narrowed in most recent period.
As costs rise, smaller practices find they need support of partnerships.
He led hundreds of clients toward recovery through decades of work at chemical dependency treatment centers in the Twin Cities.
About 1,800 unionized workers at HealthPartners are set to take a strike vote this week, union officials said Monday, after negotiations on a new contract…
When regional health improvement groups met in Minneapolis for an October summit, Dr. Marty Makary presented a powerful set of slides explaining how 48% of…
Omar Ishrak is scheduled to retire from the medical device manufacturer in April.
Three large Minnesota nonprofits collectively paid more than $1.6 million.
UnitedHealth Group's data division and growth in its insurance business for Medicare beneficiaries drove a better-than-expected jump in fourth-quarter profit at Minnesota's largest company.The company's…
Hospitals, insurer clash on "site of service" rules.
The lower-cost alternatives to hospitals will be part of a partnership with Optum.
The transaction spotlights the company's push for more Medicare business.
Nationwide, fewer turn to public health insurance exchanges in briefer open enrollment.
Renville County Hospital & Clinics in west-central Minnesota is to become part of the Bloomington-based nonprofit in 2020.
Total equity financing for the Minneapolis-based startup health insurer now exceeds $1 billion.
About 70 jobs will be cut in HealthPartners' third set of layoffs in six weeks.
Deal is the latest in series to expand services offered by OptumRx.
Dr. John Halamka and his wife, Kathy, currently run Unity Farm, an animal sanctuary in suburban Boston that includes 30 acres of agricultural production plus a cidery and winery.
Clinic cites difficulties with attracting patients and doctors to Springfield's medical center.
Growth comes as health care giant diversifies beyond its core health insurance business.
Deal with Iowa provider would have created a six-state network.
St. Francis Regional Medical Center cites patient demand and changing payments from health insurers.
A dozen Walgreens stores to offer UnitedHealthcare options, wellness visits.
Planning-tool glitches, pricing mistakes found.
Doctors say the "occlusion" devices exemplify the pioneering role Amplatz played in developing a new approach to treating heart ailments.
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.