ICD-10 earthquake caused barely a shake

By Joseph Conn and Bob Herman  |  October 02, 2015

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.

Hospitals still lead in healthcare job growth

By Michael Sandler  |  October 02, 2015

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.

UT Southwestern partners with Texas Health Resources

By Beth Kutscher  |  October 02, 2015

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.

Judge: Arkansas must fund some Planned Parenthood benefits

By Associated Press  |  October 02, 2015

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.

Sanford Health posts robust financial growth in 2015

By Bob Herman  |  October 02, 2015

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.

Feds short insurers $2.5 billion on exchange plan losses

By Bob Herman  |  October 01, 2015

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.

ICD-10 has kind of been like Y2K, so far ...

By Joseph Conn  |  October 01, 2015

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.

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