Touting $380 million in savings from the Affordable Care Act's first test of accountable care, Medicare says the pilot did well enough to expand. But it's unclear how others can replicate the success.
Whistle-blowers are less likely to win paydays in False Claims Act cases when the federal government declines to help, but the $450 million DaVita Kidney Care settlement this week reflects growing success among plaintiff who choose to carry on alone.
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.
Hospital closures typically cause upheaval in the communities they leave behind. It is less clear, however, that the closures lead to worse health outcomes for the community at large. A new study suggests at least some patients find better care.
Assurant Health stands as one of the only health insurance companies openly willing to sell, but potential buyers will have to stomach a business that lost $84 million in the first three months of this year alone.
The White House has nominated Dr. Karen DeSalvo to be assistant secretary for health at HHS. If confirmed by the Senate, DeSalvo would leave her post as head of the department's Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
Daughter of Charity Health System, the Los Altos Hills, Calif.-based hospital group still searching for a buyer after its sale to Prime Healthcare Services unraveled this year, continues to face a tenuous financial picture.
Evolent Health, a company that helps providers adopt value-based payment models, plans to raise as much as $100 million with an initial public offering.
Some of the sickest patients with the most urgent need for stroke treatment may be the least likely to receive timely life-saving care because they're in the hospital when the stroke hits. A new study shows hospitalized stroke sufferers waited more than two hours longer for brain scans.