A new mandatory program would make hospitals in 98 markets financially accountable for the cost and quality of all care associated with bypass surgery and heart attacks. It would also add new procedures to the hip and knee pilot launched this year.
Even if the feds bury Anthem's acquisition of Cigna and Aetna's Humana deal, the big five health insurers are likely to forge new transactions to scale up and improve their position at the bargaining table with consolidating hospitals and systems.
A list of the nation's 20 largest medical schools — 10 allopathic and 10 osteopathic — ranked by total active enrollment for the 2015-16 school year.
Nearly 400 physicians at Hallmark Health System in Medford, Mass., have voted to join the physician network of Tufts Medical Center in Boston, leaving Partners HealthCare's physician organization after acquisition plans fell through.
Massive losses surrounding Health Net's individual exchange plans overshadowed the second quarter at Centene Corp., which almost doubled profit and revenue. As a result, Centene will exit a “considerable amount” of exchange business in Arizona next year.
The success of the conservative approach to Medicaid devised by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence—Donald Trump's pick for vice president—is a mixed bag so far, according to a report that offers fodder for both sides of the political spectrum.
Two faith-based health systems want the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on whether their pension plans should be exempt from certain federal protections for workers—an issue that has spurred dozens of lawsuits across the country in recent months.
HHS will fund an organization for cybersecurity professionals to exchange information about threats to the healthcare industry's information technology systems. The goal is to allow healthcare and public health sectors and HHS to share information “about cyberthreats and provide outreach and...
Doctors and hospital leaders are skeptical of the "July effect," the term describing the mass arrival of new medical graduates that allegedly leads to more medical errors, lower quality of care and even higher mortality rates. They're also working to make sure it isn't real.
In an interview with Modern Healthcare editor Merrill Goozner, Montefiore Health System CEO Dr. Steven Safyer discusses population health, reimbursement issues, accountable care and capitation.
We asked readers to vote for up to 10 innovations. These are the 25 that garnered the most votes, including storefront healthcare, bionic limbs and primary-care access.