Hospital and physician groups, facing a looming deadline on major changes to reimbursement, say the CMS needs better measures and reporting methods before it ties physician pay to quality and outcomes.
As the campaign season heats up, opposition to the so-called Cadillac tax on high-cost health insurance plans is growing. Congress should reject any attempt at outright repeal.
Not every college dropout hits it big. And then there's Elizabeth Holmes, who stands out among healthcare billionaires on the latest Forbes 400 ranking as the “youngest self-made female billionaire” in the world. Forbes also dubs her No. 1 among “America's self-made women.”
When she testified before Congress on Tuesday, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards took heat for her six-figure salary. But a look at the money earned by CEOs of other not-for-profit healthcare organizations in 2013 shows that Richards is in the middle of the pack.
Georgia's Columbus Regional Healthcare System will pay the government up to $35 million to settle lawsuits accusing it of violating a federal law governing physician self-referrals and billing the government for higher levels of services than those actually provided.
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.
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.