The American Heart Association has submitted a formal request to the CMS to offer national Medicare coverage of supervised exercise therapy for the treatment of peripheral artery disease.
As merged providers integrate employees, facilities and technology, experts say many are neglecting the need to align crucial back-end software that manages finances, supply chain and human resources, among other functions.
Today's roundup of technology, pharmaceutical and device news includes the FDA approving a diabetes device, a pharma exec arrested in a kickback scheme, and more.
The two hospitals announced they were exploring a plan to create an integrated health network on Long Island in July, and Wednesday they said their respective boards have approved an affiliation agreement that will bring the two institutions together.
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Northwell Health is depending on intensive social work and new technology for successful patient engagement and monitoring as it takes part in three new Medicare bundled payments programs.
Henry Ford Health System has signed a contract with Pearl Human Care Private Limited, an India-based company, to provide medical technology and related medical services to a planned 400-bed hospital in Tamil Nadu.
A federal judge on Thursday temporarily prohibited Arkansas from blocking Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood, expanding her order requiring the state to continue paying for services for three patients who had sued over the move.
Horizon Pharma has settled a lawsuit with prescription benefits manager Express Scripts related to disputed drug rebates.
Not-for-profit Curae Health is buying four CHS hospitals: Merit Health Gilmore Memorial in Amory, Miss., Merit Health Batesville in Miss., Merit Health Northwest Mississippi in Clarksdale, and Highlands Regional Medical Center in Sebring, Fla.
Some want to opt out of a CMS rule effective this week that's meant to ensure Medicaid beneficiaries have adequate access to care. State officials say the rule is outdated and a waste of administrative resources. But scofflaws could see their federal funds withheld if they don't comply.
The app should ease prescribers' workflows, which have been disrupted as states embraced electronic prescribing for controlled substances.