A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a $237 million False Claims Act verdict against Tuomey Healthcare System in Sumter, S.C. The sum is believed to be the largest ever levied against a community hospital and exceeds the hospital's annual revenue.
Centene Corp. announced Thursday it would buy Health Net in a $6.8 billion deal. It's the latest consolidation in a frenzy that has giant Anthem proposing $54 billion for Cigna Corp. and national insurers Aetna, Humana and UnitedHealth Group reportedly considering deals among their ranks.
Read how the successful delivery of accountable care—whether defined as care coordination, population health management or delivering better outcomes at lower cost—will depend heavily on a well-coordinated health information technology system to achieve its goals.
Hartford HealthCare CEO Elliot Joseph says the term "discharge" means many things as a noun and verb—none of them pleasant. It is also all too accurate when referring to the release of patients back into the disjointed U.S. healthcare system.
The CMS has revealed reimbursement amounts to compensate health plans as part of the ACA's reinsurance program and some plans may be sorely disappointed.
The U.S. Supreme Court may have saved the Affordable Care Act in its King v. Burwell decision last week, but it made another decision Monday that some say might undermine the healthcare law in a different, unrelated case.
Allscripts, a major EHR vendor, is furthering its relationship with Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong's NantHealth precision medicine startup, which plans to go public by year-end. The two companies hope to collaborate on a precision medicine platform for cancer care.
The Food and Drug Administration's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research wants ideas on how to link previously "siloed" systems for gathering data in an effort to quicken the pace of clinical innovation.
A report from the Institute of Medicine suggests revamping the national strategy for cardiac arrest to standardize surveillance, coordination, data collection, public education and the sharing of best practices pertaining to the condition.
Paul Kusserow, president and CEO of Amedisys, a Baton Rouge, La.-based home-care and hospice company, discusses a recent management shake-up, the firm's expansion strategy and its moves toward risk contracting. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Steven Ross Johnson.