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KKR completes Envision acquisition

KKR completes Envision acquisition

By Tara Bannow  |  October 11, 2018

Physician services provider Envision Healthcare Corp. is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the private equity firm KKR, the companies announced Thursday, just four months after they first announced the deal.

Hospitals led healthcare industry hiring in September

Hospitals led healthcare industry hiring in September

By Tara Bannow  |  October 05, 2018

The ambulatory sector has dominated healthcare hiring so far in 2018, but hospitals managed to take the top spot in September, as many divisions within the ambulatory sector reported weak job growth.

CMS plans to stop hospitals from rejecting ASC patient transfers

CMS plans to stop hospitals from rejecting ASC patient transfers

By Virgil Dickson  |  September 17, 2018

The CMS wants to buck a trend of hospitals denying patient transfers from ambulatory surgery centers. The proposal is part of a broader effort to reduce providers' administrative burdens and improve access to care.

Caring for Latinos requires more than knowing Spanish

Caring for Latinos requires more than knowing Spanish

By Maria Castellucci  |  September 08, 2018

The relative growth in the number of Latinos in the U.S. is creating pressure to target more services to the Latino community, but few health systems are making the needed investments.

Hospital execs say inpatient volume growth isn't rebounding

Hospital execs say inpatient volume growth isn't rebounding

By Tara Bannow  |  July 16, 2018

A new survey of hospital executives found inpatient utilization increased 0.7% in the second quarter of 2018, down from 1% at the same time in 2017. Patients continue to flock to cheaper outpatient settings for services.

ER spending rises with increasing prices, severity of visits

ER spending rises with increasing prices, severity of visits

By Shelby Livingston  |  May 30, 2018

Emergency department spending per member nearly doubled from 2009 to 2016 as the severity of ED visits and the prices associated with those visits increased, new data from the Health Care Cost Institute shows.

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