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Immigration order may indirectly expand health coverage

Immigration order may indirectly expand health coverage

Experts say President Barack Obama's executive order may indirectly lead to a significant number of immigrants, particularly children, enrolling in Medicaid as well as private health plans.

AHA CEO Richard Umbdenstock to retire in 2015

By Bob Herman  |  November 21, 2014
AHA CEO Richard Umbdenstock to retire in 2015

Richard Umbdenstock will end an eight-year run as president and CEO of the American Hospital Association, the nation's most powerful hospital trade group, at the end of 2015, the AHA confirmed Friday.

Republicans file their suit against the Affordable Care Act

By Lisa Schencker  |  November 21, 2014

The lawsuit, filed against the secretaries of HHS and the U.S. Treasury, contests President Barack Obama's decision to waive the healthcare law's employer mandate and the penalties for failing to comply with it without first receiving congressional approval for the change.


Research

28 largest skilled-nursing providers

28 largest skilled-nursing providers

A list of the nation's 28 largest skilled-nursing providers, ranked by revenue in 2013. Source: Modern Healthcare's 15th annual Post-Acute Care Survey, Securities and Exchange Commission filings, Internal Revenue Service filings and company annual reports. Published Nov. 24, 2014, p. 32.


Providers

Growing community-based doctors

Growing community-based doctors

Around the country, a number of graduate medical education programs are training young doctors in community-based medicine, in the hope that they'll either stay where they are trained or relocate to other underserved communities.

Safety & Quality

Recall management poor at hospitals

As the number of medical-device recalls has rapidly increased, so has the complexity of the recalls. That is raising questions about safety and risks for hospitals that mostly still track and locate faulty products manually.

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