Affordable Care Act approval rising slowly

By Paul Demko  |  April 21, 2015

For the first time in nearly three years, more Americans approve of the Affordable Care Act than disapprove of it, according to the latest tracking poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The difference between the opposing views was small but statistically significant.

Population Health Management discussion and breakfast event

April 21, 2015

Join us in Detroit on May 7 for breakfast and a panel discussion on population health management with Joe Mullany, CEO, Detroit Medical Center; Dr. Bruce Muma, CMO, Henry Ford Physician Network; and Dr. Thomas Simmer, SVP and CMO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan. Learn more and sign up today.

Mammogram harms outweigh benefits for most women in 40s, panel says

By Andis Robeznieks  |  April 20, 2015

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force affirmed that women ages 50 to 74 should have a mammogram every two years. For women in their 40s it should be an individualized decision, the panel said, drawing immediate fire from radiologists.

Nurse union, hospitals clash over reasons for scheduled strikes next week

By Adam Rubenfire  |  April 20, 2015

More than 6,400 registered nurses are expected to strike next week at the University of Chicago Medical Center and eight hospitals in California to highlight what they say are their concerns about staffing and patient care. But hospital officials say money is the real issue.

NYC system appoints CMO for two Bronx hospitals

NYC system appoints CMO for two Bronx hospitals

By Adam Rubenfire  |  April 20, 2015

Dr. John Morley has been appointed chief medical officer of Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospital, both part of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corp.

CMS takes tougher Medicaid stance to Texas

CMS takes tougher Medicaid stance to Texas

By Virgil Dickson  |  April 20, 2015

Texas officials and the Obama administration are nearing a showdown over Medicaid expansion that threatens billions of dollars of federal funding that helps healthcare providers care for low-income Texans and improve the quality of care.

OIG says governing boards should be wary of compliance issues

By Lisa Schencker  |  April 20, 2015

Evolving payment models along with increasing amounts of publicly available data could present new compliance challenges for healthcare governing boards, according to new guidelines released by the federal government and industry groups.

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