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Blog: Healthcare innovators optimistic about cost containment

By Joseph Conn  |  September 23, 2016

Members of a panel of healthcare leaders who gathered in Chicago this week remain optimistic that through innovations and a persistent approach to patient-centered, data-driven care delivery, the healthcare industry can attack costs and bring them under control.

Select Medical rides outpatient rehab boom to Q2 profit

By Dave Barkholz  |  August 05, 2016

Select Medical Holdings overcame an earnings wobble in its specialty hospital division to post solid second-quarter gains in revenue and profit on the strength of rising outpatient volumes.

Long-term care costs continue to rise

By Associated Press  |  May 10, 2016

Long-term care grew more expensive again this year, with the cost of the priciest option, a private nursing home room, edging closer to $100,000 annually. Americans are paying more for other care options like home health aides and assisted living communities, while adult day care costs fell...

U.S. economy adds 160,000 jobs in April

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 07, 2016

The U.S. economy added 160,000 jobs in April, underwhelming many economists, but the total would have been lower had it not been for the relentless hiring that continues throughout healthcare. The healthcare industry created 44,200 jobs last month, according to preliminary seasonally adjusted...

CMS grants Texas' Medicaid waiver extension

By Aurora Aguilar and Virgil Dickson  |  May 07, 2016

The CMS has awarded Texas a 15-month extension waiver that will help cover the unpaid bills of Medicaid-eligible and uninsured patients in the state.

CMS will test paying more for skilled nursing to curb hospital readmissions

By Virgil Dickson  |  March 26, 2016

The CMS will test whether paying skilled-nursing facilities more will reduce avoidable hospital admissions among their long-term-care residents. Industry stakeholders say the move acknowledges the role of post-acute-care facilities in improving quality of care, something integral to the upcoming...

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