Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, a former emergency medicine physician, has resigned amid allegations he steered consulting contracts toward his fiancee. Kitzhaber has steadfastly denied those allegations.
A federal appeals court ruled against Idaho's St. Luke's Health System and delivered another blow to the argument that mergers in the name of high-quality, coordinated care override concerns that dominant players will squash their competitors.
Congressional Republican leaders are hoping to rally their colleagues behind a new repeal-and-replace package for Obamacare. The impetus is the King v. Burwell case that could strike down premium subsidies for millions of Americans and result in political headaches for the GOP.
Partners HealthCare's incoming CEO Dr. David Torchiana will take control of an organization he describes as “chastened” by the public criticism and a fresh legal rebuke of its planned expansion and is faced with turning around a steep loss in its new health insurance arm.
Hackers infiltrated Anthem's information technology system and gained access to the personal information of about 80 million current and former members. It appears to be by far the largest cyberattack ever disclosed by a healthcare company.
Rulon Stacey has resigned as CEO of Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services after just 15 months in the post. Fairview indicated that the departure was due to a combination of professional differences and personal considerations.
Hospitals with lower credit ratings are finding they can borrow at rates once reserved only for higher rated hospitals thanks to a confluence of factors in the municipal bond market.
Investor-owned hospital chain Community Health Systems and three affiliated New Mexico hospitals will pay the federal government $75 million to settle allegations that they made illegal donations to county governments to reap more federal dollars under a now-discontinued matching program.
The CMS announced Thursday that it is considering proposals to shorten the meaningful-use reporting period to 90 days in 2015, something providers and others have been requesting.
Additional outreach about insurance marketplace premium subsidies and expanded eligibility standards for Medicaid is needed to reach the uninsured, a Kaiser Family Foundation study suggests.
U.S. healthcare providers and insurers start from widely divergent places as some of the largest move to put most of their business into payment models that reward lower cost and higher quality care.
Several of the nation's largest health systems and insurers are joining together in a new task force with the goal of shifting 75% of their business to contracts with incentives for quality and lower-cost healthcare.