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.
Median total pay for healthcare association chief executives earning $1 million or more increased 8.5% from 2012 to 2013, while total pay for all healthcare association CEOs jumped 18.9%, according to Modern Healthcare's analysis of the latest association tax reports.
One of the nation's largest health systems will for the first time set a systemwide minimum wage of $11 an hour.
Executive search firms say the rapidly changing healthcare landscape is creating new types of job opportunities for senior executives.
Home health workers will join other low-wage workers in a nationwide rally Wednesday to demand that their employers pay a $15 minimum hourly wage.
UnitedHealth CEO Stephen Hemsley realized a potential gain of more than $45 million from exercising stock options last year, as the share price of the nation's largest health insurer topped $100 on the way to setting all-time highs.
One-fourth of tax-exempt healthcare organizations compensate independent board members, and 7% are considering doing so, according to a recent study.
Cone Health is seeing the benefit of its acquisition of Alamance Regional Medical Center after an integration period that raised expenses.
The Erlanger Health System board says it plans to hold a "do-over" meeting to discuss and vote again on $1.7 million in management bonuses that drew outrage from state lawmakers and prompted an attorney general's opinion.
HCA, the country's largest hospital chain by revenue, reported a 41.9% increase in net income in the third quarter on higher revenue, prompting it to raise earnings projections for the full year.