Few things are constant these days in the ever-changing world of healthcare, but there's one incontestable certainty in the mind of every leader responsible for plotting the strategic direction of a hospital or health system: Value-based payment is here—and it's here to stay.
After meeting privately with HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell on Wednesday, Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott emerged defiant, declaring his absolute opposition to expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
For women who aspire to healthcare's executive-level roles, advanced education and the willingness to take risks may not be enough. Surveys of corporate leadership and healthcare management point to a continued, though narrowing, disparity of women to men in leadership roles.
Healthcare providers have mixed responses to the administration's aggressive linkage of uncompensated-care funding to Medicaid expansion. Hospital leaders in Florida, Kansas, Tennessee and Texas strongly support Medicaid expansion but don't want to risk losing the money.
The healthcare industry is being haunted by past delays in its preparations for the planned conversion this fall to ICD-10 diagnostic and procedure codes, according to the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange.
New payment models adopted by Medicare and many health plans have clearly led to better care for patients. They also might be helping to slow the overall growth of healthcare spending.
The fix isn't in yet, but it's close. The Senate adjourned for its spring break Friday without taking action on legislation permanently repealing and replacing Medicare's sustainable growth-rate physician-payment formula.
Medicare's new “Next Generation” accountable care organization program has raised hopes among many healthcare providers that the Obama administration is listening to them as it pushes ahead toward value-based payment models.
New York's Montefiore Medical Center, the most financially successful of Medicare's most sophisticated accountable care organizations, may bypass what HHS officials are calling the next generation of the evolving payment model.
Health plan officials will gather in Washington amid ominous ambiguity about the future of the Affordable Care Act's private insurance expansion.
Everyone inside the Supreme Court's vaulted chambers last week knew they were witnessing a historic case with high stakes for healthcare.
Actuaries are pressing HHS to allow health insurers to revise their rates for 2016 coverage if the U.S. Supreme Court invalidates the Affordable Care Act's premium subsidies in federal exchanges.