Just how much success have hospitals had in their efforts to prevent patients from returning soon after leaving? Perhaps not as much as reported, two physicians argue at the blog for health policy journal Health Affairs.
See, sort and share the interactive gallery of this year's list. Read how these leaders are exerting their influence on the business and policy of healthcare and why U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts topped the list.
A list of the nation's 60 largest healthcare management consulting firms, ranked by 2014 revenue from provider consulting fees. Source: Modern Healthcare's tenth annual Management Consultant Firms Survey. Published Aug. 24, 2015, p. 82.
The CDC is telling healthcare providers to consider human plague as a diagnosis for patients presenting with plague symptoms. That's after the CDC has reported 11 confirmed cases of the plague and three related deaths since April 1.
The price of health plans sold on and off Florida's insurance exchange will go up an average of 9.5% next year, Florida's Office of Insurance Regulation said Wednesday. The final rates vary widely by insurer and type of plan.
Biosimilar drugs will carry a four-letter suffix on the nonproprietary names they share with brand-name biologic drugs, the Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday. It's a move that could determine how well lower-cost alternatives compete against their original counterparts.
Not-for-profit hospitals are on stable financial ground again after several years of navigating a rocky business environment. For the first time since 2008, credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service upgraded the outlook on not-for-profit hospitals to stable from negative.
As providers around the country brace for the Oct. 1 conversion to ICD-10 diagnostic and procedural codes, the CMS is reporting positive results from the final round of end-to-end testing of the Medicare claims processing system.
More than a dozen healthcare organizations have formed a coalition to address diagnosis errors as the industry awaits a report from the National Academy of Medicine that's expected to shed new light on the gravity of the problem.