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.
Rich Roodman discusses his hospital's recent affiliation with University of Washington Medicine, his views on building good staff morale among his 3,000 employees and the criticism of his $1.4 million compensation package last year.
More than half a million U.S. physicians and 1,360 U.S. hospitals have financial relationships with medical device and drug companies, according to data released Tuesday under the Physician Payments Sunshine Act.
While the Sunshine Act was intended to help patients understand potential conflicts of interest in their care, some stakeholders fear the data may be used by government investigators and insurers tracking doctors' prescribing, surgical and other practice patterns.
With less than a week to go before the CMS unveils a new database describing payments made by industry to doctors and teaching hospitals, anxiety is high for the many people and organizations with their reputations on the line.
The Internal Revenue Service is issuing final regulations regarding a somewhat obscure provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that imposes a $500,000 limit on the tax deductibility of health insurers' employee pay.
The research chief of GlaxoSmithKline said Wednesday that the British drug giant is becoming a more “open” organization, moving toward greater collaboration in developing medicines and building confidence with the public by halting payments to doctors for giving promotional talks about...
A pharmacist who oversaw the sterile clean rooms at a compounding pharmacy responsible for a deadly meningitis outbreak was arrested Thursday as he was about to board a flight for Hong Kong, federal officials said.
Fast-food workers recently have been leading the call for a $15-an-hour wage, and now unionized home health workers plan to publicly join in that fight.
Being a doctor in private practice today is more complicated than it used to be, with growing financial pressures, more government regulation, greater oversight by insurers, rapid developments in medicine and pressure to keep up with technology. In response, doctors say they are increasingly...
Indiana county hospitals are seeking an exemption from a requirement that they make the salaries of doctors and staff public, saying doing so puts them at a disadvantage with their private counterparts.
In June, the Medical Group Management Association released the results of a questionnaire that ranked members' most pressing practice-management challenges. In this edition of “Practice Makes Perfect,” we'll tackle No. 4 on that list: Preparing for value-based payments.