Hospital system Catholic Health Initiatives' experiment with health insurance has hit the end of the road after a couple years of heavy losses. CHI is “exploring options to sell” its health plan subsidiary.
Doctor consolidation could become another consequence of physician and clinician reimbursement changes portended by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, a reimbursement expert told a healthcare finance conference this week.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius claimed the top spot on Modern Healthcare's 2016 Healthcare Law Firms Survey, based on the number of healthcare lawyers employed in 2015. Source: Modern Healthcare's 2016 Healthcare Law Firms Survey. Published June 27/July 4, 2016, page 42.
Members of a Northeast alliance of health systems are forming their own group purchasing organization to better manage procurement and sourcing of supplies.
A provision within the new Medicare physician payment law eliminates the most popular types of Medigap plans and therefore will lead to future Medigap enrollees paying more out of pocket for their medical care.
The Stark Law, also known as the physician self-referral law, has created a “minefield for the health care industry” and is overdue for changes, according to a report released by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch on Thursday.
Chicago-based hospital revenue-management company Accretive Health is laying off 41 employees in a restructuring plan aimed at saving $16 million.
After a tough year of losses and cost-cutting, McKesson Corp. is looking to divest its technology business in a joint venture with Change Healthcare Holdings.
The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services has begun an investigation of the hospital after several of its physicians claimed that layoffs among nurses and other staff have caused major patient-safety concerns.
If a healthcare computer geek could be the world's champion at the quiz show Jeopardy!, how well will a geek doc do? Friends of physician informaticist Dr. Harris Stutman are finding out.
While the U.S. government sets mandatory retirement ages for high-risk industries such as aviation and federal law enforcement, 73% of respondents to a Modern Healthcare online poll said such measures are not needed for aging physicians.