The bar was raised for medical debt collectors last summer when the Federal Communications Commission issued a ruling that made it harder to dial patients on their cellphones without their express consent. Now a California-based hospital chain has become one of the first providers to be sued since...
Palmetto Health, a six-hospital system based in Columbia, S.C., reported an operating surplus in fiscal 2015, after experiencing operating losses the prior year.
Not-for-profit hospitals that perform best on finances, patient quality and other objective performance measures tend to pay their CEOs more than their peers, according to a new study by Mercer and Truven Health Analytics.
Data Points for the week of Jan. 18, 2016 covered the following topics: The nursing profession, nurse-to-patient ratios, nursing schools, nurses wages.
A recent labor dispute involving certified registered nurse anesthetists in Michigan is putting a spotlight on the profession and its role in the industry.
Planned Parenthood officials said the creators of the Center for Medical Progress' videos used fake identities and violated privacy and nondisclosure agreements while illegally taping people without their permission.
Physician groups are interested in selling to bigger organizations for a host of reasons, many of them related to the fast-changing business environment under new payment models and federal quality initiatives. And national staffing firms are vying to roll up hospital-based practices.
Two troubled Texas hospitals have been spared the loss of federal funding over patient-care issues.
Data Points for the week of Dec. 7, 2015, covered the following topics: Healthcare costs, diabetes, HealthCare.gov, prescription pain killer addiction, Medicare spending and corporate board compensation
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.
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.