Community Health Systems' admissions—and therefore earnings—have lagged behind some of its urban-focused peers such as HCA. The Franklin, Tenn.-based chain, the largest in the country by hospital count, plans to focus on midsize urban markets after the divestiture.
Lawmakers introduced a bill that creates an assistant secretary for mental health and substance abuse disorders within HHS who would oversee mental health services across the federal system.
A list of the nation's largest for-profit and not-for-profit home healthcare companies ranked by most-recent total net annual revenue based on federal filings. Source: Securities and Exchange Commission; Internal Revenue Service. Published Aug. 3, 2015, p. 34.
Healthcare staffing firm TeamHealth Holdings on Tuesday squashed rumors that it is buying IPC Healthcare to stave off its own acquisition. The company says it's purchasing the hospitalist services provider to broaden a footprint in both acute and post-acute physician services.
The federal government wants state regulators to keep health insurance premium hikes modest for 2016, but consistency and strict enforcement elude states' rate review processes.
When it comes to determining what hospitals will receive for their share of Medicare disproportionate-share hospital payments, the CMS is sticking to its guns. That's despite complaints that it may be unfair to some hospitals.
DaVita HealthCare Partners continued to see higher patient volume in its kidney care division, a unit that has bolstered the company's overall financial performance in recent quarters.
Premier has acquired a Pittsburgh-based analytics software vendor as it seeks to expand its capacity to track value-based care in the ambulatory arena.
Federal health officials laid out extra safety measures that hospitals can take to clean specialized medical scopes that have been linked to sometimes deadly bacterial outbreaks across the U.S.
Healthcare executives are already making news for donating to candidates in the 2016 presidential race. One of them has outspent Donald Trump.