Health information technology cognoscenti predict most large hospitals and health systems, physician groups and health plans can handle the numerous, complex and very specific new codes. Any cramps will appear later as providers' cash flows get hit by delayed reimbursements.
The healthcare sector added 34,400 jobs in September, making up almost a quarter of new jobs in the U.S. for the month. Hospital hires led the healthcare sector, adding 15,500 for the month.
Baptist Health South Florida, Coral Gables, and Bethesda Health, Boynton Beach, Fla., have agreed to merge within the next two years.
UT Southwestern Medical Center plans to bring its hospital campuses under a new joint operating company formed with Dallas-based Texas Health Resources. The new company will also include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.
The ACLU claims Trinity Health violates the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act by refusing to terminate pregnancies for women suffering life-threatening complications.
A federal judge says Arkansas must continue paying for a portion of its Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood while she weighs a lawsuit challenging a decision to cut off money because of secretly recorded videos made by an anti-abortion group.
LHC Group, a post-acute-care provider based in Lafayette, La., said Friday it has completed the acquisition of Halcyon Hospice for $58.5 million.
Sanford Health, an integrated health system based in Sioux Falls, S.D., closed the books on a healthy fiscal 2015 by keeping expenses in check, seeing more patients and adding more members to its health plan.
Utah says it will continue sending federal money to the state's Planned Parenthood organization through the end of the year.
Health insurers that sold plans and lost money on the Affordable Care Act's exchanges in 2014 will receive only a portion of their promised safety-valve payments, according to government data released Thursday.
Decades after work began on developing the ICD-10 diagnostic and procedure codes, most providers jumped off the ICD-10 pier with fingers crossed at midnight Thursday. And by most accounts, the first day went off without a hitch.
The chairman of the Senate committee overseeing healthcare policy again urged the Obama administration to put the brakes on its program compelling hospitals and doctors to use electronic health records.