A federal appeals court Friday upheld a new Labor Department rule aimed at boosting wages for many home healthcare workers.
United Therapeutics Corp. recently sold a record-setting $350 million voucher for fast-track Food and Drug Administration review to AbbVie. The secondary market for the vouchers highlights the industry's growing thirst to get to market with the next potential blockbuster therapy.
Data Points for the week of Aug. 17, 2015, covered the following topics: Antipsychotic drugs, hospital CEO compensation, healthcare "super-utilizers" and mortality from pneumonia.
The one-year pause in big payouts to top officials at the nation's hospital systems is over. Executives in many of the top-paying positions saw large pay bumps in 2015, driven in part by bonus packages triggered by improved quality and financial performance.
Despite mounting public concern about sky-high pay levels for top-ranked corporate officials, the highest-paid executives at not-for-profit healthcare institutions racked up massive pay increases in 2013.
A new rule that will shed light on the rising wealth gap between America's CEOs and average workers could put some healthcare companies with large numbers of low-wage employees in the public's crosshairs.
Five large, independent physician groups in Ohio are collaborating to ensure their survival against the increasing employment of physicians by health systems.
The spotlight on executive compensation packages is about to get hotter. And for healthcare executives, among the highest-paid in the country, it could result in tough conversations about income inequality and how their pay is justified.
Twenty physician specialties received a pay hike in 2014, while only three specialties saw their average pay decline from 2013 to 2014, according to Modern Healthcare's 22nd annual Physician Compensation Survey. The largest pay increase last year was in urology.
Many not-for-profit hospitals across the country could potentially lose their tax exemption if they became subject to the same type of reasoning that recently led a New Jersey court to erase one hospital's property-tax exemption in that state, experts say.
An attorney with HHS' Office of Inspector General said Thursday that the OIG is hiring additional lawyers to look into taking more administrative actions against doctors. They're looking for the types of questionable payment arrangements addressed in an OIG fraud alert issued earlier this week.
One of the nation's largest health systems will for the first time set a systemwide minimum wage of $11 an hour.