Richard Umbdenstock will end an eight-year run as president and CEO of the American Hospital Association, the nation's most powerful hospital trade group, at the end of 2015, the AHA confirmed Friday.
The lawsuit, filed against the secretaries of HHS and the U.S. Treasury, contests President Barack Obama's decision to waive the healthcare law's employer mandate and the penalties for failing to comply with it without first receiving congressional approval for the change.
A list of the nation's 28 largest skilled-nursing providers, ranked by revenue in 2013. Source: Modern Healthcare's 15th annual Post-Acute Care Survey, Securities and Exchange Commission filings, Internal Revenue Service filings and company annual reports. Published Nov. 24, 2014, p. 32.
Around the country, a number of graduate medical education programs are training young doctors in community-based medicine, in the hope that they'll either stay where they are trained or relocate to other underserved communities.
The Obama administration is proposing regulatory changes that it hopes will attract insurers that have been hesitant to offer multistate plans on the health insurance exchanges.
It appears HHS has a numbers problem. Alex Wayne reports for Bloomberg that the government inflated its 2014 enrollment figures for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act exchanges by including dental plans along with medical plans.
For many systems across the country, the expense side of the balance sheet is growing almost as fast as the revenue side, prompting providers to look for new ways to cut costs.
Another proposal to overhaul health IT regulation is surfacing in Congress, this one with a powerful Republican name attached to it, that of incoming Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch.
As the number of medical-device recalls has rapidly increased, so has the complexity of the recalls. That is raising questions about safety and risks for hospitals that mostly still track and locate faulty products manually.
Lucia Savage, the new chief privacy officer at ONC, said she'll be looking for “the right balance of rules between our need as a society to have better information” to keep costs under control and improve care and protect patient privacy.