The owners of a New Hampshire provider stopped caring for 16 veterans as of Friday because they were unable to get about $60,000 in bills paid by the Veterans Affairs Department.
Providence Health and Services has been sued by a data analysis firm that claimed the 50-hospital system pushed its doctors to add complications or comorbidities to treatment documents so they could get higher Medicare reimbursement.
Montefiore's Burke Rehabilitation Hospital opened what it says is the nation's first family-caregiver resource center in a rehab hospital. They're also rare in acute-care hospitals, but efforts to reduce readmissions could convince hospitals to add them.
More young nurses are opting to get advanced degrees, which could help fill gaps in primary care. But it could also take them away from patients' bedsides, according to a new survey.
Adventist Health System, including nearly 50 hospitals and more than 80,000 employees, will change its name to AdventHealth on Jan. 2, the health system announced Tuesday.
Decatur, Ga.-based DeKalb Medical and its three hospitals will operate under Atlanta-based Emory, which includes a seven-hospital network.
A Florida-based healthcare company that could receive a $60.3 million state contract to run a 21-bed Maine residence for some psychiatric patients is fighting to keep its proposal secret.
The respective governing boards at Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives have encountered multiple setbacks in their quest to merge the two organizations since formal negotiations began in 2016, and there are few indications that they will consummate the deal soon.
The American Hospital Association in September will launch its Center for Health Innovation, which aims to spread best practices across the membership. AHA Board Chair Nancy Howell Agee has been a key driver behind the association's efforts to address innovation.
Healthcare's new operating environment will require openness to change, willingness to listen to customers and front-line staff, and courage to radically redesign systems to improve quality and cut costs.
Healthcare consultants question whether health systems have the data analytics skills necessary to lower the cost of care and improve outcomes through direct contracts with large employers.
The past decade has seen a proliferation in the number of stand-alone emergency departments. But in some markets, the saturation is too much to handle.