If talks between Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives bring them together, the union would deliver complementary geography and potential cost savings. And it could tap Dignity's knack for savvy joint ventures to tackle some of CHI's challenges.
The Obama administration announced continued progress toward meeting its goal of tying half of all healthcare payments to alternative payment models by the end of 2018. The agency also answered providers' calls for more opportunities participate in alternative models.
A list of the 742 most frequently billed Medicare DRGs, ranked by 2014 Medicare patient discharges. Source: CMS, Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data, 2014. A shorter list was published in Modern Healthcare magazine Oct. 17, 2016 p. 34.
Life Care Centers of America and its owner will pay $145 million to settle allegations that it billed Medicare and Tricare for medically unnecessary rehabilitation services over a seven-year period. It's the largest-ever False Claims Act settlement with a skilled-nursing facility chain.
With the Affordable Care Act's open enrollment starting next week, ACA navigators are concerned about the proliferation of insurance websites with URLs that may be confuse consumers.
The debates are over, but let's not pick on the candidates. Let's take a closer look at the nonsense spouted by Fox News moderator Chris Wallace on the state of our “entitlements.”
REITs are hoping more not-for-profit hospital systems will see the wisdom of selling off their real estate to unlock capital for expansion, a strategy increasingly being used by for-profit systems.
Many federal, state and local correctional facilities are turning to telemedicine as a cost-effective solution for providing high quality care.
Hospitals need new ways to engage and monitor patients after a stay because they face financial penalties for excess readmissions within 30 days after discharge. Yet it's often far down on their to-do list.
The study's findings question what has long been the gold standard of coronary artery bypass surgery.
Paul Pawlak, who has led Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, Ill., for nearly 30 years, is retiring next year.
Anxiety is rippling through the healthcare industry as the initial reporting period for Medicare's new payment system for physicians fast approaches. Modern Healthcare's latest CEO Power Panel survey reveals leaders are bracing for uncertainties and challenges generated by MACRA.