Some say the growth in trauma centers reflects an increase in trauma cases and population booms, but financial incentives have clearly been a factor as a greater share of patients are now insured. If the growth leads to overcapacity, it could be problematic for patient care and hospitals' finances.
As more Americans gain Medicaid coverage, investing in a health plan is a potential lifeline for urban safety net systems. In Chicago, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System and its patients have both seen their health improve with CountyCare, the system's Medicaid managed-care plan.
A list of the nation's top EHR vendors, based on total number of providers where vendor is the primary EHR vendor. Data is from March 2015 and March 2014. Source: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Published Nov. 30,...
A patient's family is challenging a Texas hospital's decision to withdraw his life support, saying a state law that allows providers to halt such care is unconstitutional.
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.
The recent election of a Democratic governor in Louisiana who is committed to expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act has given hope to hospitals and other advocacy groups that back expansion of coverage to low-income adults in the 20 states where Republican leaders so far have balked.
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.
When it comes to buying inexpensive data-storage services, shoppers might want to reflect on an old saying from president Ronald Reagan: "Trust but verify."
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.
Will Highmark and UPMC ever bury the hatchet? David Holmberg, CEO of Pittsburgh-based health insurer and integrated delivery system Highmark Health, weighs in on its fierce battle with UPMC for the region's healthcare market.