The American Hospital Association has chosen Richard Pollack, its longtime lead lobbyist, to succeed Richard Umbdenstock as CEO. Hospital leaders say Pollack is the right pick, even though he never led a hospital or health system.
Of the $360 billion in payments Medicare made to providers in 2013, 58% continued to flow through traditional fee-for-service models with no regard for quality or outcomes, according to a new analysis by the employer-backed Catalyst for Payment Reform.
The top 20 biggest spenders on healthcare lobbying in 2014, ranked by total lobbying expenditures. Source: U.S. Senate's Lobbying Disclosure Act Database. Published May 4, 2014, p. 34.
The U.S. Supreme Court denied ProMedica's request Monday to review a ruling that the Ohio health system's 2010 hospital deal violated antitrust laws. The defeat ends a nearly five-year battle with the Federal Trade Commission.
First-quarter profit at Health Net edged slightly upward, but the effects of the Affordable Care Act on the health insurer's swelling membership and top line was perhaps more notable.
Nearly three years after Congress called for medical devices to be marked and tracked with unique identifiers, data on the tracked devices is now available to the public.
Tenet Healthcare Corp. reported $47 million in net income in the first quarter, reversing the $32 million net loss it saw during the same period last year.
Web-based healthcare information technology services provider Athenahealth posted higher first-quarter revenue compared with the first quarter of 2014. Higher expenses, however, led to higher net losses as well.
Installing an electronic health-record system doesn't by itself appear to improve quality of care for strokes, according to a large study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.