Healthcare governance experts fear that President-elect Donald Trump's potential conflicts between official duties and private business interests could send a signal to leaders in healthcare and other industries that it's OK to relax their ethical standards.
Kindred Healthcare will pay a $3 million penalty and close several sites after failing to implement corrections to its billing system under a corporate integrity agreement with the federal government, the largest such penalty issued to date.
Providers now face a lower-stakes set of decisions but the same mandate to wean themselves off of fee-for-service pay.
The DOJ alleged in June that the Ontario, Calif.-based health system had a “culture” that pressures its physicians to admit Medicare beneficiaries to 14 of its hospitals for inpatient stays when they should be on shorter outpatient observation visits, and those billings are false...
Anxiety is rippling through the healthcare industry as the initial reporting period for Medicare's new payment system for physicians fast approaches. Modern Healthcare's latest CEO Power Panel survey reveals leaders are bracing for uncertainties and challenges generated by MACRA.
U.S. healthcare providers and insurers that accept federal funding are now required by an HHS rule to adhere to new protocols when dealing with transgender patients. Hospitals in Boston, New York and San Francisco say their local anti-discrimination laws have made it easy to follow the new rule.
Providers and payers across the country will be expected to adhere to a new HHS policy this week that prevents discrimination against patients based on their gender or gender identity.
Columbia University will pay the federal government $9.5 million to settle allegations that it received excessive reimbursements under hundreds of NIH grants.
The court's term that ended late last month wasn't nearly so straightforward for the industry. At least half a dozen notable cases left some people cheering and others wringing their hands. And the midterm death of Justice Antonin Scalia appears to have affected some of the outcomes.
Middle-aged white people now account for one-third of all suicides in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Suicide is the nation’s 10th leading cause of death, and the overall rate rose 24% in 15 years.
St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va., and Charleston (W.Va.) Area Medical Center have agreed to settle an antitrust lawsuit accusing them of illegally coordinating marketing campaigns for various services in the areas where they compete.
Many religiously affiliated health systems may soon be pouring millions into underfunded employee pension plans, as federal appeals courts continue to side against them in cases concerning whether those plans are subject to federal protections.