Piedmont Healthcare has agreed to take over and operate 27 Walgreens in-store clinics in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Piedmont joins systems in other states which have bought or leased retail clinics meant to provide fast, convenient care for patients with minor ailments.
A tweak in the way some providers are reimbursed under a new primary-care payment model could deter providers from joining the Medicare initiative known as Comprehensive Primary Care Plus.
Accountable care organizations by Medicare lives covered By the Numbers list. Source: Leavitt Partners Center for Accountable Care Intelligence. Published Feb 6, 2017, p. 34.
Nationwide, in 2016, transplants hit a record high of nearly 34,000. That year, nine Illinois hospitals performed a collective 1,208 transplants, a 23 percent jump from 2015 and the most since 2009.
Health insurers are pleased the Trump administration wants to give them seven extra weeks to file rates for individual-market plans in 2018. But that move does little to settle their uncertainty about whether to offer plans at all.
Officials in Cook County, Ill., where Chicago is located, are warning that an Obamacare repeal and the related expansion of Medicaid could cost the county health system—and, ultimately, local taxpayers—$300 million a year or more.
Thomas Meade, serial entrepreneur, is on to his fourth venture, Ohmx, a 20-employee company in Evanston, Illinois, that is developing electronic handheld devices to detect proteins such as those generated from heart attacks
Epic Systems is trying to get providers' electronic health record systems connected through a new app program that uses Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, or FHIR.
Until recently, Sutter Health had only a handful of walk-in retail clinics inside Rite Aid stores to complement its dozens of urgent care centers, which cater to patients with more serious ailments. But patients said they wanted greater convenience and more options for getting care closer to home.
More than 3,700 women have filed lawsuits against the company in the U.S., alleging harm from its permanent sterilization device Essure.
Larry Cash, the long-time chief financial officer at Community Health Systems, is retiring in May, the hospital chain announced Wednesday.
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