Some former executives at Insys Therapeutics have been charged in a kickback scheme that involved bribing clinicians to unnecessarily prescribe pain medications.
There have been at least five unnecessary deaths at an IHS hospital in Winnebago, Neb., since 2011. Its failures reveal a system in crisis.
A list of the nation's 22 largest skilled-nursing providers, ranked by revenue in 2015. Source: Modern Healthcare's 17th annual Post-Acute Care Survey and Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Published Dec. 12, 2016, p. 34.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has suggested hospitals and doctors get payment bumps in 2018. Other sectors, including ambulatory surgery centers, skilled-nursing facilities and inpatient rehabilitation facilities, should get no increases, the group says.
Evergreen Health Cooperative Inc. won't be issuing or renewing individual health benefit policies on the Maryland Health Connection for the 2017 plan year, Maryland regulators announced Thursday.
Repealing the ACA would reduce the federal budget deficit by $1.2 billion between 2017 and 2026, according a new Congressional Budget Office report.
Don't expect LifePoint Health to be one of the bidders for the 17-plus hospitals that Community Health Systems in selling. LifePoint CEO Bill Carpenter told analysts this week that not-for-profit hospitals tend to be better turnaround candidates.
Rumors are swirling about who President-elect Donald Trump may choose to lead the Food and Drug Administration, including a venture capitalist and a former agency official.
Scripps Health desperately needed a cost-effective way to free its 200 internal medicine and family medicine physicians from the daily deluge of prescription refill requests that robbed them of time better spent with patients.
Just 10% of patients account for 65% of the nation's healthcare spending. These patients often have multiple chronic conditions and frequently use healthcare services as a result.
Chinese gaming billionaire Tianqiao Chen, the largest shareholder of troubled Community Health Systems, is donating $115 million to Caltech to try to unlock mysteries of the brain.
Many CEOs responding to our post-election survey said they're willing to consider Trump's healthcare reform ideas. But 86% said an ACA repeal should not proceed without a replacement that provides affordable health insurance for all Americans who lack employer-based coverage.