Quorum Health, the embattled hospital spinoff of Community Health Systems, has agreed to sell two of at least eight rural hospitals it has for sale to reduce debt and refine its portfolio. Quorum has deals on a 64-bed hospital in North Carolina and a 56-bed facility in Georgia.
The Obama administration on Monday will fire its first missive in federal appeals court defending the appropriations used to fund portions of the Affordable Care Act.
A list of the 742 most frequently billed Medicare DRGs, ranked by 2014 Medicare patient discharges. Source: CMS, Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data, 2014. A shorter list was published in Modern Healthcare magazine Oct. 17, 2016 p. 34.
Dignity Health and GoHealth Urgent Care are offering Uber drivers and their families on-demand access to healthcare services at urgent-care clinics in the Bay Area.
Cigna Corp. will end a requirement that prevented providers from prescribing treatments for patients with opioid addiction without prior authorization.
Starting next year, eight of the 32 states that have expanded Medicaid planned to use provider taxes or fees to fund all or part of the states' share of the cost of Medicaid expansion. The federal match begins to drop next year.
The operating margin at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center—the prominent, high-priced academic medical center in Los Angeles—stayed well above industry norms last year mostly because of higher admissions.
A file-sharing application on a server had a default setting that allowed Google, other search engines and “anyone with an internet connection" access to them, according to a statement from the Office for Civil Rights at HHS.
Hospitals need new ways to engage and monitor patients after a stay because they face financial penalties for excess readmissions within 30 days after discharge. Yet it's often far down on their to-do list.
The initiatives are supposed to tap into underutilized but potentially significant areas of quality improvement.
David Cella, a pioneer researcher who has focused on patient outcomes, has received the annual Gustav O. Lienhard Award from the National Academy of Medicine.
Anxiety is rippling through the healthcare industry as the initial reporting period for Medicare's new payment system for physicians fast approaches. Modern Healthcare's latest CEO Power Panel survey reveals leaders are bracing for uncertainties and challenges generated by MACRA.