A ruling Thursday by the National Labor Relations Board could complicate relations between healthcare organizations and their workers employed by staffing agencies. Healthcare staffing firms may become a target for unions looking to organize workers in multiple facilities in one fell swoop.
The VA has completed 7 million more appointments this year than last and 22% of appointments get handled on the same day veterans call. VA Secretary Robert McDonald said that proves progress has been made in transforming the agency's culture. He vows that it will continue.
A federal appeals court Friday upheld a new Labor Department rule aimed at boosting wages for many home healthcare workers.
Tom Roos has been named chief accounting officer of insurance giant UnitedHealth Group, effective Aug. 24.
A growing lobbying push to repeal the excise tax on high-cost health insurance plans would undo policymakers' goal of restructuring a tax exclusion that disproportionately benefits higher income workers and insulates all employees from most of the pain of rising healthcare costs.
The complicated financial restructurings that follow not-for-profit hospital consolidations are requiring more advanced skill sets among chief financial officers and are leading to sharply higher pay for them, experts say.
Bernie Sanders picked up his first major labor endorsement from the nation's largest organization of nurses, reflecting the Vermont senator's appeal among unions in his challenge to Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Since being named CEO of the National Quality Forum in December 2012, Dr. Christine Cassel's organization has come under increasing pressure to improve the measures used to judge the quality of the nation's hospitals, physician practices and other healthcare organizations.
As healthcare costs continue to squeeze budgets, employers are looking for ways to save money without alienating workers. And for one corporate giant, that means using the size of its workforce to negotiate directly with health systems.
Hiring at hospitals continued its roller coaster year, as healthcare's largest sector faces increased staffing competition. Hospitals added 15,700 positions in July, more than doubling June's increase, according to seasonally adjusted numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Healthcare staffing firm TeamHealth Holdings on Tuesday squashed rumors that it is buying IPC Healthcare to stave off its own acquisition. The company says it's purchasing the hospitalist services provider to broaden a footprint in both acute and post-acute physician services.
Hospice providers will see a 1.1% increase in Medicare payments in fiscal 2016, according to a final rule issued Friday by the CMS. That's slightly lower than the CMS' initial proposal.