A TV political ad opposing Proposition 46 in California opens with black silhouettes of plaintiff lawyers shaking hands. In a later frame, a worried older woman opens a medical bill. A doctor in an empty hallway shakes his head. But liability premiums haven't been very scary.
Ben Breier, president and COO of Kindred Healthcare, will take over next year as CEO of the Louisville, Ky.-based post-acute-care operator, which is in the process of ballooning into a $7.1 billion company through the buyout of another large post-acute company.
A list of Medicaid budgets by state, each state ranked by average spending per enrollee, 2013. Sources:National Association of State Budget Officers and Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Medicaid Enrollment: June 2013 Data Snapshot. Published Oct. 27, 2014, p. 32.
HCA, the country's largest hospital chain by revenue, reported a 41.9% increase in net income in the third quarter on higher revenue, prompting it to raise earnings projections for the full year.
If the justices agree to take the case, it could introduce an unexpected issue into next Tuesday's elections over the future viability of the healthcare reform law.
CMS officials say they're on track for a January 2015 release of sweeping new Medicaid managed-care regulations intended to ensure that beneficiaries get timely access to care and better integration of services.
More details were revealed Wednesday about Prime Healthcare Services' proposed acquisition of Daughters of Charity Health System as the parties submitted their takeover application to the California attorney general.
Geisinger Health System has invested in health information technology innovations to transform itself from a fragmented, hospital-centric model to one that actively courts patient involvement and access, CEO Dr. Glenn Steele Jr. said during an industry talk Thursday.
Spectra254 is a company that launched earlier this year and currently sells it portable disinfection technology in 10 hospitals. But the global outbreak of Ebola has heightened interest in its platform, which is designed to be both mobile and affordable.