Geisinger gets boost from adding new hospitals

By Beth Kutscher  |  November 30, 2015

Geisinger Health System is benefiting from acquisitions and a focus on high-acuity service lines, but the group still saw its expenses outpace revenue in its fiscal first quarter.

Big data's big puzzle: Now what?

Big data's big puzzle: Now what?

By Beth Kutscher  |  November 28, 2015

HHS' partnership this month with OptumLabs is likely to add momentum to the push to use big data to lower healthcare costs and improve the quality of care delivery.

N.Y. dual-eligibles demo enrollment dropping

By Andis Robeznieks and Virgil Dickson  |  October 03, 2015

New York's experiment to better coordinate care for low-income and disabled state residents who are dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare is losing hundreds of beneficiaries.

Aiming to provide concierge care 'for the masses'

Aiming to provide concierge care 'for the masses'

September 12, 2015

Dr. David Feinberg, who succeeded Dr. Glenn Steele as president and CEO of Geisinger Health System, discusses his system's genetic research program, the challenges of managing the health of Medicaid patients and how he plans to make Geisinger more patient-centered.

Investors hope to profit from sharing Medicare bundled payment load

By Melanie Evans  |  September 12, 2015

The Affordable Care Act's experiments in Medicare payment reform have their doubters, but investors see opportunity. Several companies have emerged to capitalize on the ACA's complex new programs designed to change how traditional Medicare spends more than $450 billion a year in payments.

Hospital, health system jobs rise in August

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 05, 2015

Hospitals and health systems added 15,900 jobs last month, according to preliminary seasonally adjusted figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics released last week. Hospitals created more than 100,000 jobs in the first eight months of this year alone.

Bundling risk: New demo program shows CMS' eagerness to ditch fee for service

Bundling risk: New demo program shows CMS' eagerness to ditch fee for service

By Melanie Evans  |  July 18, 2015

The hips and knees of the nation's seniors were an obvious target for Medicare's first mandatory test of an alternative payment model for hospitals. But joint replacement isn't the only possible target. Hospitals are now on notice that Medicare will move ahead if they don't do it on their own.

Ruling against subsidies could hit hospital stocks harder than earnings

By Melanie Evans and Beth Kutscher  |  June 12, 2015

Hospitals and investors are banking on the U.S. Supreme Court or the states to save premium subsidies that have made health insurance affordable for 6.4 million people in 34 states. But the stocks of publicly traded hospital companies could take a big hit if that doesn't happen.

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