The Federal Trade Commission wants more time and information before clearing a proposed merger between Illinois systems Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem. The request comes as the FTC appears to be taking a closer look at cross-market mergers.
The Supreme Court's decision Tuesday in Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center holds major implications for the access to care that will be available to many Medicaid beneficiaries, according to providers and patient advocates.
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.
Authorities investigating allegations of a Medicaid scam involving doctors and others in New York City recall coming across something curious in a lower floor of a clinic: stacks of shoe boxes containing cheap, off-brand sneakers, boots and sandals in a variety of sizes.
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.
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.
Intensive cost-cutting and a full year of integrating an acquisition helped the St. Louis-based Catholic health system post a much-improved operating margin last year.
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.