How healthcare organizations are creating fully connected point of care ecosystems to help ensure a seamless patient experience.
Facilities that care for Medicare patients with end-stage renal disease will see their payment rates rise by 0.73% next year, leading to an extra $80 million in funding, the CMS said late Friday.
A federal judge has blocked a Mississippi law that banned the state's Medicaid program from spending money with any healthcare provider that offers abortions.
School-based health centers have been opening across the country as a new method to provide healthcare to vulnerable populations. “Kids tend to fall through the cracks," said Ishtar Gonzalez, a social worker at a school clinic in the Bronx sponsored by Montefiore Medical Center.
A federal judge on Thursday temporarily prohibited Arkansas from blocking Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood, expanding her order requiring the state to continue paying for services for three patients who had sued over the move.
The CMS' plan to eliminate payments for new off-campus outpatient departments kicked up fierce opposition from hospitals, which stand to lose a significant amount of revenue. Hospitals also argue it puts them in substantial legal jeopardy.
After a year of strong hiring growth in the healthcare industry, job creation significantly decelerated in August but still remained on the plus side.
Designers of the Swedish Edmonds (Wash.) Ambulatory Care Center harkened back to the history of its city, as well as looked forward to the newest elements of architecture and modern design to create a place so inviting it won this year's award for the most senior-friendly facility.
Banner Health said Wednesday that it has acquired 32 urgent-care centers in Arizona from Urgent Care Extra. Banner, which operates hospitals in seven Western states, said that the centers provide an important access point for patients outside of hospital emergency departments.
Anyone who thought healthcare hiring might finally slow down will have to wait at least another month. The healthcare industry added 43,200 jobs in July, the third-highest monthly total in the sector so far in 2016.
The expansion of a group purchasing organization serving the public health sector and the recent launch of similar organizations reflect new demands from providers who are faced with an increasingly consolidated GPO market, experts say.
A coalition of more than 1,500 healthcare providers and patients claims the American Dental Association is creating guidelines that favor dental specialists, such as oral surgeons, over general dentists and is driving up the cost of care and limiting access to services.