There will be no doc fix until at least mid-April. The Senate adjourned for spring break on Friday morning without taking up legislation to permanently repeal Medicare's sustainable growth-rate formula for paying doctors.
The long-awaited sustainable growth-rate fix that passed the House Thursday is wired to boost the use health information technology, even beyond electronic health records.
Purchased services agreements present an area of potential savings for operational budgets if hospitals have the right data, research and tools to control and reprioritize their purchased services spending.
The medical endoscope manufacturer linked to outbreaks of drug-resistant bacteria at several hospitals released new recommended procedures Thursday for reprocessing its devices.
Sandra Bruce, president and CEO of Presence Health, will retire at year-end after leading the Chicago-based health system since it was formed through a 2011 merger.
Laboratories that waive some patients' fees as part of agreements with physician practices risk running afoul of the federal anti-kickback statute, HHS' Office of Inspector General said in an advisory opinion released Wednesday.
Supreme Court justices are scheduled Friday to consider hearing another case challenging the Affordable Care Act, even as they prepare to issue an opinion in King v. Burwell.
Federal health officials Thursday unveiled a new strategy geared toward reversing the steady rise in drug overdose deaths seen over the past two decades.
The overwhelming and bipartisan vote in the House to permanently repeal Medicare's sustainable growth-rate formula puts pressure on the Senate to act before adjourning Friday. But it's not certain that they will given the narrow window.
SelectHealth, the health insurance division of Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare, closed 2014 with a sizable top-line gain after it added thousands of members to its growing lineup of benefit options.
Dr. John Pellicone has been appointed chief medical officer of HHC Metropolitan Hospital Center, part of the the New York City Health and Hospitals Corp.
Economic data suggest certain parts of the labor market, including healthcare, are tightening. That means healthcare organizations may need to raise wages to attract and retain the most qualified workers.