The new money from a Los Angeles-based asset management firm includes equity and debt financing and will be used to buy doctors' practices and open additional outpatient clinics.
Providers increasingly are conducting advance care planning conversations with Medicare beneficiaries thanks to new CMS billing codes and a push to prepare early for patients' final days. The trend resulted in them drawing down $93 million in additional revenue last year.
Physicians and nurses are stressed. Since 2013, Medscape's annual lifestyle survey has tracked a 25% spike in physician burnout rates. Other studies suggest that more than half of all nurses are burned out.
As policymakers, providers and payers continue to tinker with alternatives to an ailing fee-for-service delivery model, physicians are increasingly being called upon to help lead the transformation. Roughly 5% of hospital leaders were physicians in 2014, according to the American Association for...
The 60-year-old Dallas-area doctor and six co-defendants defrauded Medicare and Medicaid out of almost $375 million by certifying 11,000 Medicare beneficiaries through home health providers. Their numbers would have made the doctor's Medicare practice the busiest in the country.
Opioid makers pay tens of millions of dollars to doctors, raising concerns that the payments may affect prescribing habits.
Under the deal, Envision's American Medical Response will be combined with KKR's Air Medical Group Holdings to create a medical transportation behemoth serving more than 5 million patients annually across 46 states and the District of Columbia.
A new research letter in JAMA finds that medical boards have nearly tripled their net assets over the past decade, bolstered by fees charged to physicians to get and maintain their board certification status.
A new JAMA study finds that physicians who see a large number of high-risk patients were more likely to receive a penalty in a value-based payment program, exacerbating concerns from critics that safety-net providers may suffer losses under MACRA.
Mednax missed its second-quarter earnings guidance on the same slowing in hospital services that hit investor-owned hospital chains.
One of the lingering challenges to recruit more individuals to pursue a career in primary care has been the large wage differential found between those specialties and more specialized clinical fields.
As the regulatory environment, technology requirements and overhead costs force independent docs to consider selling or joining larger systems, two independent physician groups in Northeast Ohio are looking to push back against that trend.