Hospitals persuaded a federal appeals court to give new life to their legal fight to force HHS to work more quickly through a backlog of disputed findings by Medicare's controversial recovery audit contractors.
Derek Feeley, the former head of the National Health Service in Scotland, replaced Maureen Bisognano this year as CEO of Institute for Healthcare Improvement. He recently spoke with Modern Healthcare about the changes in healthcare and their impact on the organization.
A one page list of 21 OECD nations with universal coverage, ranked by percentage change of healthcare GDP from 2000 and 2013. Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Published: Feb. 8, 2016, p. 34.
The private-equity backed urgent-care developer GoHealth Urgent Care will enter its third state in a deal with Dignity Health. Atlanta-based GoHealth and Dignity plan to develop a dozen urgent-care centers together in Northern California.
UnitedHealth Group and other diversified payers have struggled with some aspects of the Affordable Care Act, but Medicaid-centric payers, such as Molina Healthcare, have proven to be clear-cut winners under healthcare reform.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Tuesday held the first of three hearings for bills that would form companion legislation for the 21st Century Cures Act that passed the House last summer
Brookdale Senior Living, the nation's largest senior and assisted-living company, ended the final months of the year with flat revenue and a drop in occupancy as the company struggled to digest its $2.8 billion acquisition of Emeritus Corp.
The CMS will extend coverage for a Boston Scientific Corp. surgical device for treating nonvalvular atrial fibrillation to patients in a registry rather than limiting payment to patients enrolled in a clinical trial.
A number of doctors who face malpractice payments or hospital sanctions for sexual misconduct escape disciplinary actions from their state medical boards, according to a study.
Dr. Alan Kaplan was announced Tuesday as the next CEO of UW Health in Madison, Wis. Kaplan is currently executive VP and chief clinical transformation officer at UnityPoint, a regional health system based in West Des Moines, Iowa.
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