Many states are struggling to re-enroll adults and children in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program, with hundreds of thousands of current beneficiaries at risk of losing coverage, advocates say.
Hospitals in the St. Louis area braced for another violent night Tuesday after at least 25 people were injured in riots triggered by a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.
As pressure mounts on hospitals to improve quality and reduce costs, they have turned to medicine's fastest-growing physician specialty—hospital medicine—to improve clinical performance and operational efficiency.
Around the country, a number of graduate medical education programs are training young doctors in community-based medicine, in the hope that they'll either stay where they are trained or relocate to other underserved communities.
An agreement between the prominent Chicago hospital and one of the largest employers in the country is yet another example that self-insured companies want to work more directly with high-quality health systems for certain procedures.
House Republicans are circulating a proposal to overhaul the way Medicare pays hospitals for short stays, including a plan to eliminate the widely criticized “two-midnight rule.”
Trinity Health, the system formerly known as CHE Trinity, reported a first-quarter operating surplus that was 56.8% higher than during the same period in its last fiscal year as it booked higher volume and fewer integration expenses.
Hospitals will have an extra month to attest to having met the criteria to receive incentive payments for meaningfully using electronic health records, the CMS said Monday.
Patients in cardiac arrest may be better off riding to the hospital in an ambulance without advanced life support services. A new study finds that cardiac patients who received advanced care from paramedics had lower survival rates and worse clinical outcomes at substantially higher costs.