Henry Ford Health System CEO Nancy Schlichting said Monday she will retire from her role at the Detroit-based organization in December 2016, and a newly hired hospital executive from California will take the CEO spot....
While the Sunshine Act was intended to help patients understand potential conflicts of interest in their care, some stakeholders fear the data may be used by government investigators and insurers tracking doctors' prescribing, surgical and other practice patterns....
Free-standing emergency departments have the potential to give rural populations access to care in areas where hospitals close. But many experts say that approach needs to be part of a broader solution that mixes emergency care with beefed-up primary and preventive care....
All the trends are positive as the insurance industry, the government and healthcare reform advocates gear up for the second year of open enrollment on the federal and state-run insurance exchanges....
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has heightened concerns about narrow-network plans that have proved popular with consumers during the first year of insurance exchange operations under the federal healthcare law. Insurers and many healthcare economists argue that limiting consumer......
A new federal snapshot of the U.S. economy provides no evidence that the millions of newly insured Americans fueled faster growth in health spending immediately after Obamacare's first enrollment push, even amid overall improvement in the nation's economic footing....
Health plans that cover two-thirds of commercially insured Americans used incentives this year to motivate hospitals and doctors to improve quality and manage costs, according to a new survey. Those... FULL STORY »
Quality varied widely among Medicare accountable care organizations during their first year, with a few earning millions of dollars in bonuses but scoring below average on all but a handful of... FULL STORY »
A new federal snapshot of the U.S. economy provides no evidence that the millions of newly insured Americans fueled faster growth in health spending immediately after Obamacare's first enrollment... FULL STORY »
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has heightened concerns about narrow-network plans that have proved popular with consumers during the first year of insurance exchange operations under... FULL STORY »
With less than a week to go before the CMS unveils a new database describing payments made by industry to doctors and teaching hospitals, anxiety is high for the many people and organizations with... FULL STORY »
Three more accountable care organizations dropped out of Medicare's Pioneer program, which was designed to test the payment and delivery model with a small group of elite providers deemed best... FULL STORY »
An elated Dr. Rick Sacra said at a news conference that he was cleared of the Ebola virus by the federal Centers for Disease Control and left the isolation unit at the Nebraska Medical Center in... FULL STORY »
Healthcare industry groups are bracing for the rollout of another Obamacare-mandated federal website. It's the scheduled Sept. 30 debut of the Open Payments site presenting data on medical... FULL STORY »
By Virgil Dickson | September 25, 2014
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The CMS has moved to clarify confusion about a bulletin it released in July on coverage for comprehensive autism treatment under Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program. Uncertainty... FULL STORY »
Cerner, one of several major electronic health-record system vendors competing for a multibillion-dollar contract to replace the Military Health System's EHR, has entered what it terms a... FULL STORY »
By Virgil Dickson | September 24, 2014
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The Obama administration has a new projection of the benefit hospitals will enjoy this year as they provide less care that no one pays for: $5.7 billion. Hospitals in states that expanded Medicaid... FULL STORY »