The CMS has finalized a controversial rule that will require providers to return Medicare overpayments. The rule, first proposed in 2012, alarmed many healthcare organizations when it floated the idea that providers would be liable for returning Medicare over payments going back as far as 10 years.
Carolinas HealthCare has named Eugene Woods president and CEO of the 39-hospital not-for-profit health system, effective April 28. He will take the reigns of the system from Michael Tarwater, who is retiring after serving as CEO since 2002.
A one page list of 21 OECD nations with universal coverage, ranked by percentage change of healthcare GDP from 2000 and 2013. Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Published: Feb. 8, 2016, p. 34.
The board of the embattled Broward Health public hospital system decided Wednesday—despite the objections of its chairman—to hold a private meeting to discuss an FBI investigation into the system, according to the Sun Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
It's become clear that even if you have health insurance in the U.S., you're still susceptible to receiving pricey medical bills—many of which can be a complete surprise. The federal government wants that to end.
Former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has launched "Save Kentucky Healthcare," a tax-exempt organization that will pay for an online campaign to "educate voters about what is happening to healthcare in Kentucky."
Mispriced plans in the Medicare Advantage and public exchange markets damaged Humana's business last year, and there's no certainty the insurer will turn things around this year.
The up-and-coming SMART and FHIR health information interoperability protocols got another boost this week. Cerner Corp. on Wednesday unveiled an online sandbox for mobile app and other developers to use the twin tools to interact with its electronic health records.
Derek Feeley, the former head of the National Health Service in Scotland, replaced Maureen Bisognano this year as CEO of Institute for Healthcare Improvement. He recently spoke with Modern Healthcare about the changes in healthcare and their impact on the organization.
Dr. Alan Kaplan was announced Tuesday as the next CEO of UW Health in Madison, Wis. Kaplan is currently executive VP and chief clinical transformation officer at UnityPoint, a regional health system based in West Des Moines, Iowa.
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