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Carolinas HealthCare names Woods CEO

Carolinas HealthCare names Woods CEO

By Michael Sandler  |  February 11, 2016

Carolinas HealthCare has named Eugene Woods president and CEO of the 39-hospital not-for-profit health system, effective April 28. He will take the reigns of the system from Michael Tarwater, who is retiring after serving as CEO since 2002.

BREAKING: Providers must report Medicare overpayments going back six, not 10 years

BREAKING: Providers must report Medicare overpayments going back six, not 10 years

By Virgil Dickson  |  February 11, 2016

The CMS has finalized a controversial rule that will require providers to return Medicare overpayments. The rule, first proposed in 2012, alarmed many healthcare organizations when it floated the idea that providers would be liable for returning Medicare over payments going back as far as 10 years.

Commentary: Are the ACA exchanges unraveling?

Commentary: Are the ACA exchanges unraveling?

By Paul von Ebers  |  February 11, 2016

A slow motion train wreck is underway on the ACA insurance exchanges, but it is a crash that can be avoided if insurers, providers and regulators take decisive action.

Breaking news from around the country ...

February 11, 2016

Today's regional healthcare roundup includes Kansas lawmakers preventing votes on Medicaid expansion, Virginia hospitals backing off an ad campaign against regulatory changes, a one-day strike by USC hospital workers, and more.

Brazil and University of Texas join forces to develop Zika vaccine

By Associated Press  |  February 11, 2016

Health Minister Marcelo Castro said at a news conference that the government will invest $1.9 million in the research, which will be jointly conducted by the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and the Evandro Chagas Institute in the Amazonian city of Belem.

Techies want to Uber-ize healthcare. One VC fund says: 'Not so fast.'

Techies want to Uber-ize healthcare. One VC fund says: 'Not so fast.'

By Beth Kutscher  |  February 10, 2016

Many healthcare technology developers talk about Uber-izing healthcare—the way Uber ushered in a new transportation model that circumvented the taxi industry. But that model may not work in an industry that has entrenched interests, high hurdles to entry and a crowd that doesn't rely on apps.

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