Congress doesn't return from spring break until April 13, but advocates of repealing Medicare's sustainable growth-rate formula aren't taking any time off.
Texas Health Resources, the system that treated the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S., reported a smaller operating margin in 2014 than the previous year as it grappled with higher expenses.
A list of the nation's 23 largest physician staffing firms ranked by number of physician recruiters as of March 2015. Sources: NAPR, and Modern Healthcare reporting. Published March 30, 2015, p. 34.
Hospitals may want to devote more attention to the power of social media, according to a recent study looking at the correlation between hospitals' Facebook ratings and how well they performed on 30-day readmission rates.
Narrow-network health plans have grown in popularity, particularly on the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges, because their cheaper premiums appeal to price-sensitive consumers, but there is significant consumer and provider dissatisfaction with how many of these plans are organized.
The CMS is delaying enforcement of the controversial "two-midnight” payment policy for short hospital stays until the end of April.
Highmark Health, the company formed to operate the insurer Highmark and a Pittsburgh health system, reported an operating loss of $178 million last year as health plan enrollment stalled and the system's turnaround continued.
Hospitals and technology experts want the federal government to help create a platform or protocols for making sure medical devices can co-exist and interact on crowded wireless networks without disrupting one another.
Variations in the way physicians use medical devices have a significant impact on determining patient outcomes and costs, a new study found.
Dr. Jay Bhatt will be responsible for organizing physician activities and providing clinical leadership for the IHA's Institute for Innovations in Care and Quality.