More than 1.6 million people have selected a health plan through HealthCare.gov in the first three weeks of the current open-enrollment period, according to the latest federal data released Wednesday. But newcomers still represent a minority of those signups.
Catholic providers Providence Health & Services and St. Joseph Health System have moved closer to creating a new, single organization that will operate 43 hospitals in six states. The new parent organization will be led by current Providence CEO Dr. Rod Hochman.
See a list of the nation's 20 largest skilled-nursing providers, ranked by revenue in 2014. Source: Modern Healthcare's 16th annual Post-Acute Care Survey, Securities and Exchange Commission filings and Internal Revenue Service filings.
Hospitals in Virginia have lost major ammunition in their push to expand Medicaid. In September they launched a campaign to highlight their influence on the state economy and the need for legislative relief for their financial struggles. But new data suggest fewer are struggling.
Molina Healthcare is buying the Medicaid assets of one of Henry Ford Health System's health plans. That news comes a week after the state denied Henry Ford's appeal of new Medicaid contracts.
Medicaid agencies want federal officials to keep them in mind as they incorporate participation in alternative payment models with all types of payers into Medicare's reimbursement rates for physicians.
NYC Health and Hospitals' operating loss leaped to $263.6 million during the first quarter of its fiscal year as patient revenue declined and operating expenses edged upwards.
HHS' partnership with OptumLabs will build momentum toward the push to use big data to lower healthcare costs and improve quality. But it also highlights the divide between those who are masters at using sophisticated analytics and those just now learning.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration expects to release new guidance by the end of February on a form of birth control that has been linked to more than 15,000 adverse events, including at least a dozen deaths.