UT Southwestern Medical Center plans to bring its hospital campuses under a new joint operating company formed with Dallas-based Texas Health Resources. The new company will also include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.
Critical-access hospitals' ongoing financial woes are being compounded by Medicare cuts imposed by sequestration and the failure of most rural states to expand Medicaid, and there's little prospect of legislative or regulatory relief in sight.
A list of critical-access hospitals by state, ranked by the number of CAHs as of Sept. 1, 2015. Source: Flex Monitoring Team. Published Oct. 5, 2015, p. 34.
Some healthcare organizations are beginning to recognize that addressing housing issues not only meets the needs of low-income patients but helps them meet the Affordable Care Act's community benefit requirements.
Health insurers that sold plans and lost money on the Affordable Care Act's exchanges in 2014 will receive only a portion of their promised safety-valve payments, according to government data released Thursday.
The blockbuster case King v. Burwell may be over, but the U.S. Supreme Court is hardly done deciding important healthcare matters.
Sanford Health, an integrated health system based in Sioux Falls, S.D., closed the books on a healthy fiscal 2015 by keeping expenses in check, seeing more patients and adding more members to its health plan.
There's many a slip between a physician's instructions, a care manager's plan and the patient's recollection. Now there are apps to reduce that slippage.
Federal regulators will begin destroying some medications that can't be imported into the U.S. because of quality concerns. The FDA says the new process will allow them to focus its limited resources.