For many systems across the country, the expense side of the balance sheet is growing almost as fast as the revenue side, prompting providers to look for new ways to cut costs.
Were patients really sicker? Lawsuits say Medicare Advantage plans inflated diagnoses to boost payments
Critics say the Medicare Advantage program's patient risk-score payment model offers a strong incentive to manipulate the scores, though plans say allegations of improper scoring are a result of invalid audit methods.
Around the country, a number of graduate medical education programs are training young doctors in community-based medicine, in the hope that they'll either stay where they are trained or relocate to other underserved communities.
The advertising and marketing campaigns to persuade Americans to sign up for Obamacare coverage during the first open enrollment a year ago came under heavy criticism from marketing professionals, many of whom have ideas about how it could have been done better.
As CEO of 663-bed Staten Island University Hospital, Anthony Ferreri has led the organization, its employees and the community through some of the borough's toughest challenges, and has publicly shared some of his own.
The race to enroll uninsured Americans in health plans has started again—but with only half as much time as the first open enrollment and a harder-to-convince pool of potential customers.
Shakespeare in “Twelfth Night” reminds us that “some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”
It's anyone's guess whether the U.S. Supreme Court will invalidate or uphold federal premium subsidies in 36 states when it hears King v. Burwell next year.
The creation of multidisciplinary teams and the focus on standardizing best practices is paying off at hospitals that rose to the top of this year's list of Truven Health Analytics' 50 top cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.
Some hospitals are reaping savings from buying green energy, though savings depend on market conditions and geographic location.
Designers of new hospitals want to make them look more like luxury hotels. But that can be a challenge as heightened concerns about protecting staff and patients from physical violence force designers to build in more security features.
Infectious-disease experts decry measures they say would undermine the most effective means of controlling the spread of the disease—containing it at its source.