Catholic Health Initiatives is still feeling the pinch from its rapid growth strategy, which has added costs faster than CHI can cut them through a systemwide restructuring initiative.
The healthcare industry heaved a collective sigh of relief last week after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld insurance subsidies in states using federally run exchanges. The 6-3 decision effectively puts an end to legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act.
Read how the successful delivery of accountable care—whether defined as care coordination, population health management or delivering better outcomes at lower cost—will depend heavily on a well-coordinated health information technology system to achieve its goals.
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, a federally qualified community health center serving 80,000 Washingtonians and Oregonians under full-risk Medicaid managed-care contracts, has no intention to launch its own Medicaid managed-care plan. But some community health centers are taking the plunge.
The health insurance industry is on the verge of large-scale consolidation as its leaders seek to drive down costs, increase negotiating leverage and boost profits. But that could spur more consolidation among providers to counter the greater bargaining power of a smaller number of big insurers.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case next term on whether a self-funded insurer should have to turn over certain information to the state of Vermont, a case that could have far-reaching implications over who controls certain healthcare data.
Paul Kusserow, president and CEO of Amedisys, discusses the company's management shake-up, its expansion strategy and its moves toward risk contracting.
It's difficult enough for providers to assess pain levels in adult patients with the ability to describe their pain and compare it with past experiences. It's much harder in treating children or adults with dementia. But soon there may be software that can help.
Kidney-care providers could see their Medicare payments reduced by up to 2% in the next few years if they do not score high enough on quality measures.
Hours after the Supreme Court delivered an opinion upholding ACA subsidies for millions of Americans, Ascension CEO Anthony Tersigni describes what it means for one of the largest not-for-profit healthcare organizations in the U.S. He spoke with Modern Healthcare Editor Merrill Goozner.