The CMS' Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program is the policy vanguard of the transition from process to outcome measures for hospital reporting and payment.
Hospital systems that have acquired physician practices and outpatient treatment centers are wrestling with how to integrate them into their existing supply-chain distribution system. The goal is to extend the low prices achieved through bulk purchasing to these geographically dispersed facilities.
Consumers have rejoiced since gas prices dipped below $2 a gallon. Experts say hospitals are also happy about the low cost of oil, since it means significant savings on fuel for their vehicle fleets and petroleum products for their heating systems.
Detroit's burgeoning technology industry is bringing new jobs to the city and bolstering providers such as Henry Ford Health System. Unemployment in the city has dropped to the mid-single digits after spiking above 20% just two years ago.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has backed a proposal to reduce Part B drug payment rates for hospitals participating in the 340B Drug Pricing Program, though members had signaled they would oppose it.
Detroit's burgeoning tech industry is bringing new jobs to the city and bolstering providers like Henry Ford Health System.
There's no question that race, gender, socio-economic status and health literacy influence a patient's healthcare access, cost and outcomes. But what's still fuzzy is an understanding of which factors are within a provider's control and how to adjust for these factors in value-based payments.
Ford Motor Co. and the Henry Ford Health System are co-sponsoring an innovation challenge that offers $10,000 in prize money to employees who come up with smartphone apps that link healthcare with vehicles.
Molina Healthcare will buy the Medicaid assets of one of Henry Ford Health System's health plans, and other news
Molina Healthcare will buy the Medicaid assets of one of Henry Ford Health System’s health plans.
Molina Healthcare is buying the Medicaid assets of one of Henry Ford Health System's health plans. That news comes a week after the state denied Henry Ford's appeal of new Medicaid contracts.
The health insurance arm of Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System may divest a large portion of its profitable Medicaid plan after Michigan health officials decided to reject the system's protest of the newly awarded managed-care contracts.
Deals in Michigan's competitive healthcare market continue as Detroit's Henry Ford Health System acquires Jackson-based Allegiance Health, which is the dominant provider in its market.