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New facility in Isanti County comes as the health system has construction projects in the south metro, too.
Dr. Paul Ellwood's Minnesota think tank advised presidents and left an indelible mark with alumni, including the founder of UnitedHealth Group. Back then, HMOs "were the rebels pushing for change."
Joint venture with Twin Cities Orthopedics follows state approval to reclassify 20 beds previously used for rehabilitation
After the Supreme Court's decision, state's largest companies with operations in multiple states — such as Medtronic, 3M and Ecolab — face decisions on health plans.
More than two dozen former workers allege the clinic wrongly denied them religious exemptions.
Seniors in UnitedHealthcare plans across the country will have in-network access to the Rochester-based clinic
The range of proposed changes is lower than what carriers sought last summer for 2022 coverage.
The deal would extend Optum's work for nearly 20 years with the National Health Service in the United Kingdom.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced approval of the state's plan.
Some cuts in salary, bonus were offset by increases in "other" pay at hospitals; compensation jumped at health insurers
Patients returned in 2021 after $1 billion in financial support kept health systems break-even during the pandemic's first year.
The federal No Surprises Act provides more protection for consumers, but consumers need to be on guard.
The Rochester clinic is marking the 35th anniversary of a program to host a nesting pair atop one of its towering buildings.
Expenses grew faster than revenue due in part to contract labor and temporary premium pay for workers
The announcement came one day after the Federal Trade Commission imposed conditions on the acquisition.
Medical device manufacturer is trying to buy Intersect NET Inc., a maker of sinus implants, in a $936.2 million deal.
The Eagan-based pharmaceutical benefits manager is acquiring Magellan Rx, a specialty drug manager for complex patients including those covered by Medicaid
The Minnetonka-based health insurer recently disclosed financial details of the 2021 deal in a financial statement.
Bloomington-based health insurer projects exiting small markets will help save $100 million.
One-time factors impacted earnings for a third consecutive year at the state's largest nonprofit health insurer
Civil money penalty is the largest the Commerce Department has sought under new state regulations for pharmaceutical benefit manufacturers.
Richard Burke launched the company that became UnitedHealth Group and was CEO through 1987. The health care giant is now America's fifth-largest public company.
With more than 690,000 adult and pediatric patients, Atrius Health would become part of UnitedHealth's Optum division for health care services.
One in 10 Minnesotans of color and American Indians lacked coverage, even as the statewide uninsured rate dropped to 4%.
Investment income and government aid carried the Minneapolis-based health system through a third consecutive year of operating losses.
The Bloomington-based health insurer and hospital operator saw record claims for health care services in 2021.
Construction is underway at a facility that saw a surge in demand for testing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hospitals saw a median operating margin of 1.2% during the first year of the pandemic — results that would have been much worse without emergency assistance.
Health insurer says the markets are expected to contribute less than 5% of total revenue this year.
The Minnetonka-based company saw growth in Medicare Advantage health plan membership and in its network of outpatient health care centers.
The Colorado Division of Insurance said it received more than 100 complaints from consumers and health care providers about the health insurance company.
The total value of insulin received by state residents from manufacturers tripled during program's first full year.
Deanna Mills, leader of safety-net clinics in the Twin Cities who saw health care as a matter of social justice, dies at 67
As executive director at three different community health centers, she forged collaboration among clinics across the Twin Cities.
New space at ballpark for 'neuroatypical' ticket holders is meant to be a resource for those with autism and other developmental differences.
The three-month period for changes that ends Thursday can help seniors who've found coverage problems.
The deal is the latest example of the company's push into direct patient care in settings outside hospitals.
Dr. Robert Wieland has been part of executive leadership at the joint venture health insurer since its founding in 2018.
The Rochester-based clinic was one of nine founding health systems that helped launch the manufacturer. It plans to sell insulin for a fraction of current prices.
The deal came six months after North Memorial's CEO described a "frustratingly slow" effort to agree with Fairview on expansion plans for the hospital.
A federal appeals court found that the health insurer's interpretation of employer-sponsored health plan terms was "not unreasonable."
About 550 Minnesotans must find new coverage after buying it from a Texas firm that wasn't licensed to sell health insurance in Minnesota.
Hilary Marden-Resnik is named chief executive as the Minneapolis-based nonprofit reports record enrollment.
Residents are asking the Minnesota attorney general to help resolve the issue.
The Minnetonka-based health care giant says the government has "no basis in fact or law" for blocking the $13 billion acquisition.
Bloomington-based health insurer has announced two exits by top executives in two months amid plunging share price.
If successful, the nonprofit's bid for Medicaid business would continue a trend of Minnesota insurers seeking growth in the Hawkeye state.
The health insurer says it's trimming approximately 5% of its 3,000-person workforce
Bloomington-based health insurer's share price dropped 20% in early trading after releasing fourth-quarter results.
Litigation seeks to recover more than $10 million in alleged overpayments, but GS Labs calls the complaint an example of "strong-arm gamesmanship" by health insurers.
More patients visited Mayo's clinics in Minnesota, Arizona and Florida in 2021 — and when hospitalized, they stayed longer.
Testing the quality of masks has made Aaron Collins a social media star and go-to source for wisdom on personal protective equipment.
Construction of the approximately 500,000-square-foot addition to the medical center campus would begin in late 2022 or early 2023.
The government alleges the proposed $13 billion acquisition would harm competition among health insurers and in the health care technology market.
The clinic is enlarging or enhancing medical centers in Mankato, La Crosse, and Jacksonville, Fla.
Health plans are now treating the financial consequences of the infectious disease like other ailments.
Minnesota's largest employer announced guaranteed minimum wage increases of 4%, up from the previously announced 2%.
Seniors in UnitedHealthcare plans are among those no longer getting clinic appointments due to capacity concerns. But the change also hints at a financial dispute.
Moody's points to "lack of track record" among top executives plus low profitability and membership declines.
Health agencies are giving out about 650,000 masks, primarily to people with limited access to higher-quality ones.
Firm once led by "Pharma Bro" to pay insurers, including Eagan-based Blue Cross, up to $28 million under terms of the settlement
The federal government's free N95 respirators are arriving in the state. What you need to know.
Pharmacies say high-filtration face coverings are starting to arrive with more expected in Minnesota as soon as today.
Health plans have added plenty of fine print to the government mandate for coverage of rapid tests administered at home.
More than 134,000 sought insurance coverage through the state's health exchange during open enrollment.
Insurer says the cost of federally mandated testing might be offset by lower health care use with pandemic surges.
State says consumers need to check first with insurers for details on how to access the new benefit.
Employers with diverging camps in their workforces — the vaccine hesitant and the exposure averse — will now have to choose their battle.
Infections might seem inevitable, but health officials stress that prevention still works — and is crucial in the near term.
Private employers have more control over their corporate vaccination policies, but health care providers will still need to meet the federal mandate requirements.
Rochester-based health system says about 1% of employees did not comply with vaccine mandate.
The report from Bloomington-based HealthPartners and other centers found that COVID-19 vaccines have not caused preterm or small-for-gestational-age births.
Appointments now needed for Minnesota Department of Health testing site at the airport.
Positivity rate of COVID-19 testing has increased as Minnesota weighs impact of holidays, latest variant.
Twelve months after becoming among the first to get vaccinated, health care workers worry about what may come next with COVID-19.
St. Paul campus will lose pediatric intensive care at some point in 2022 while adding an inpatient psychiatric unit.