Nationwide, 51 rural hospitals have closed since 2010, and the National Rural Health Association has identified 283 more that are in danger of going under. Some facilities may shift to providing emergency and outpatient care only, and link with regional hospitals for a broader range of services.
The U.S. Supreme Court denied ProMedica's request Monday to review a ruling that the Ohio health system's 2010 hospital deal violated antitrust laws. The defeat ends a nearly five-year battle with the Federal Trade Commission.
New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System was one of the first U.S. systems to begin managing patients with chronic conditions using tech giant Apple's new HealthKit data-sharing platform in conjunction with the Apple watch and iPhone.
Congress would “help create another crisis" in veterans healthcare if it doesn't approve the president's full budget request for the Veterans Affairs Department, VA Secretary Robert McDonald said Friday.
The CMS wants to permanently boost funding to help states build and maintain Medicaid eligibility and enrollment systems.
Hospitals' uncompensated-care costs in Medicaid expansion states were reduced by $5 billion in 2014, according to an HHS report published as the healthcare reform law passed its five-year anniversary. The costs of uncompensated care declined $2.4 billion in states that did not expand the program.
Draft regulations the CMS issued Friday would make significant changes to the federal incentive program that requires doctors and hospitals to adopt and meaningfully use EHRs. With some exceptions, hospitals, physicians and other eligible professionals would be expected to conform to the rules by...
Congressional leaders have announced a bipartisan, bicameral deal to permanently repeal Medicare's loathed sustainable growth-rate formula for paying doctors. Unclear for now, though, is the fate of the Children's Health Insurance Program.
House Republicans are proposing far-reaching changes to Medicare and Medicaid as a part of a blueprint to balance the budget within 10 years. The proposal also reiterates plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, including financial assistance for low- and middle-income individuals.
Epic Systems Corp. founder and CEO Judith Faulkner has decided to leave much of her holdings in her privately held company to a specially created charitable foundation that will fund and operate not-for-profits in healthcare and other areas, as well as control her stock in the company.
Prime Healthcare Services is abandoning its bid for Daughters of Charity Health System, citing “onerous and unprecedented conditions” from the California attorney general.
Justice Anthony Kennedy raised the hopes of the Affordable Care Act's supporters Wednesday by expressing doubts about the premise of the latest legal broadside against the law to reach the U.S. Supreme Court. But plenty of other signals suggested the court could rule either way.