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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.
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.
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