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Hospitals 'can't afford not to' provide value-based care

Hospitals 'can't afford not to' provide value-based care

By Tara Bannow  |  July 02, 2018

A number of speakers at this year's Healthcare Financial Management Association's conference urged health system financial executives to set aside their reservations and more fully embrace value-based purchasing.

Amazon threat overshadows Walgreens' solid quarter earnings

Amazon threat overshadows Walgreens' solid quarter earnings

By Brigid Sweeney  |  June 28, 2018

Walgreens Boots Alliance on Thursday reported that third-quarter earnings jumped more than 15%. But its stock price fell more than 9% after Amazon announced it's buying PillPack, an online pharmacy that delivers prescriptions.

Spike in financial metric identifies strengths in for-profit hospital chains

Spike in financial metric identifies strengths in for-profit hospital chains

By Tara Bannow  |  May 12, 2018

First-quarter results from the country's largest investor-owned chains—Tenet Healthcare Corp., HCA Healthcare, Community Health Systems, Universal Health Services and LifePoint Health—show they're finding success in squeezing more money out of each patient encounter.

Cigna's profit spikes as membership, premiums grow

Cigna's profit spikes as membership, premiums grow

By Shelby Livingston  |  May 03, 2018

Cigna Corp.'s first-quarter net income jumped 55% compared with the same period last year and revenue rose 9% as the insurer grew premiums and membership in its commercial employer business.

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