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Dr. John Noseworthy served nine years as president and chief executive at the Rochester-based health system.
Following a quarter of strong sales, but diminished profit margins, Medtronic officials on Tuesday suggested one key to future growth is contracts that link payments for medical devices to good patient outcomes.
The report from Eagan-based Prime Therapeutics showed a slightly year-over-year decline in per -person, per-month spending.
McDonald's operated in the Minneapolis hospital until May 2016.
Abbott Northwestern sees a growing need for neuroscience options as the population ages.
The Denver-based health care company is trimming its research operations.
Michael Guyette, who led the Eagan-based health insurer since 2013, is leaving for California.
Federal judge allows portions of whistleblower case, dismisses others.
Big-name CEOs ratchet up the rhetoric in launching bid to repair the system.
Medica, UnitedHealthcare offer discounts to motivate shoppers.
The plan is called a "direct challenge" to HealthPartners in region.
Minn.-based health insurance exchange reached a record-high number of sign-ups.
New nonprofit seeks bipartisan solutions from Minneapolis and D.C.
Twin Cities effort from the 1990s has some lessons for innovating CEOs.
Investors are chewing over the vague announcement but it answers speculation about Amazon's interest in health.
There were 115 deals made, report says, and 11 involved sellers with net revenue of at least $1B.
Sanford Health announced last week new clinic and research ventures in Costa Rica, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and Vietnam as the South Dakota-based health…
The St. Cloud-based health system says the moves ensure that doctors and services remain in Central Minnesota.
Changes continue at the top of HealthPartners, with the health system and insurance company this week announcing the hiring of a new chief financial officer.Todd…
The South Dakota-based health system's new clinics mean it will have 30-plus locations in nine countries.
The Eagan-based insurer is hiring a subsidiary of Indiana-based Anthem.
The tiny suburb of Hilltop, located just north of Minneapolis, is hosting an experimental mash-up of health care services that's helping to generate buzz on Wall Street.
UnitedHealth Group's growing network of urgent care clinics is opening four locations in Las Vegas as part of an emerging collaboration with pharmacy giant Walgreens.The…
Slight improvement comes as exchange enrollment in other states has slipped.
The insurer surpassed $200B in revenue in 2017, and forecasts more earnings and investment.
Premium hikes helped cover claims, but the future remains uncertain.
A new report suggests stability despite continued enrollment declines.
He also brought into politics his younger brother Roger, the long-serving Senate majority leader who unsuccessfully ran for governor in 2002.
The health exchange is extending hours during the final four days of open enrollment.
They offer alternative to state's individual market.
And the winner is … unclear.
About 100,000 people received relief, but lack of demand for individual health insurance policies left portion of aid untapped.
Officials say construction of a new center would be separate from its push to expand licensed beds.
The St. Paul medical center is asking the Legislature to back state's largest hospital growth in 10 years.
Sanford Health of South Dakota will offer counseling, food at several spots in the Twin Cities.
Tom Vanderheyden was the executive in charge of Harken Health, an innovative startup from Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group that drowned last year in red ink. Subscribers…
It's buying a Chilean health care provider as it charts a global growth plan.
While most donors give cash, the famed medical center saw an increase in noncash gifts last year.
The tally of health insurance enrollees for next year is more than 108,000 people.
Tax bill's removal of the individual mandate could hurt exchange in the future.
Officials are watching to see if the numbers mark the beginning of a trend.
Wednesday is cutoff for Jan. 1 coverage, but you can still enroll in January.
Minnesota farmers are getting more time to decide whether to seek health insurance from co-op providers.
UnitedHealthcare program for wearable devices fits with growing focus on worker wellness in employer health plans.
Carris Health, a subsidiary of CentraCare Health, would benefit from an electronic health record system.
Mayo Clinic says it discovered last year the theft of more than $300,000 by an employee who was responsible for handling cash at the Rochester-based…
Provider signs on with two hospital systems to expand footprint in state.
The exchange already is halfway to its goal of 10,000 new enrollees for 2018.
Minnesota farmers are sizing up a new crop of health plans after struggling for years with skyrocketing premiums and diminished insurance options. Lawmakers blessed the…
Departure of Bob Bonar will be the second since feud with Blue Cross.
The investment extends the connection between the Sioux Falls-based health systems and the German health care system.
The Optum Fitness Advantage plan is seen by analysts as competing with popular "SilverSneakers" program.
Like other insurers across the country, the health plan won't sell to individuals in 2018.
The report says annual increases remain low across the country compared with previous periods.
The first hours of open enrollment are playing out better than last year's "nightmare scenario."
The state's health insurance exchange has targeted growth as the broader market shrinks.
The addiction treatment provider is adjusting to discounted payment rates from health insurers plus cash-flow trouble related to a new system for electronic health records.
Open enrollment won't feature the big changes that could have come with the repeal of the federal Affordable Care Act.
Seniors are finding more options and lower prices for the coming year, but plans used by 350,000 could disappear in 2019.
The nation's largest health insurer boosted full-year earnings guidance after topping analyst estimates.
A judge had dismissed a suit alleging false filings; other litigation continues.
The program will lower individual market premiums for 2018.
The state health insurance program receives much of the "cost-sharing reduction" money marked for elimination by the Trump administration.
The Minnetonka health insurer is ramping up competition in Minnesota.
The HMO sued after dropping its public health contract, then losing business to insurers who stepped in.
UCare has named Mark Traynor as the Minneapolis-based health insurer's permanent chief executive, a job Traynor has held on an interim basis since April.
The nation's largest health insurer said it plans to start selling coverage next year to commercial groups in Minnesota.
Ruling in California whistleblower lawsuit doesn't halt parallel case in the Twin Cities.
Individual health insurance premiums are flat or going down across most of Minnesota next year, but that won't be true in the southeast corner of the state — a region that already has the highest rates in the market.
The health plan will sell Medicare coverage in conjunction with Sanford Health.
Roughly 263,000 Minnesotans could be affected by the hikes, expected to range from 8 to 14 percent.
After three years of big jumps, officials say 2018 will be more steady.
When regulators release 2018 health plan details Monday, buyers on the individual market are likely to see moderate increases and a steady lineup of insurers. But a wide range of insurer choices is unlikely to return.
Premiums there will rise at least 30 percent.
Health plans say the state should first iron out the future of funding for the MinnesotaCare program.
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