Marty Fattig, CEO of Nemaha County Hospital in Auburn, Neb., discusses rural hospitals' challenges in recruiting staff, the problems created by Nebraska's refusal so far to expand Medicaid to low-income adults and how he motivates his employees. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Shannon...
Safety net lifeline: Chicago's public health hospital system gets a boost from its new Medicaid plan
As more Americans gain Medicaid coverage, investing in a health plan is a potential lifeline for urban safety net systems. In Chicago, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System and its patients have both seen their health improve with CountyCare, the system's Medicaid managed-care plan.
Hospitals in Virginia have lost major ammunition in their push to expand Medicaid. In September they launched a campaign to highlight their influence on the state economy and the need for legislative relief for their financial struggles. But new data suggest fewer are struggling.
A spike in earnings from Medicaid patient visits did little to soften the blow to Orlando Health's operating margin in its fourth quarter, which was down 85% from the year-ago. The Orlando, Fla.-based not-for-profit saw its operating margin for the entire year rise slightly to 7.7%.
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.
Medicaid agencies want federal officials to keep them in mind as they incorporate participation in alternative payment models with all types of payers into Medicare's reimbursement rates for physicians.
A Wall Street Journal interview with Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) focusing on his criticisms of the Affordable Care Act raises doubts about how closely Thune, the third-ranking Senate Republican, follows healthcare developments.
Federal prosecutors announced charges Tuesday against a former hospital CFO, two surgeons and two other defendants in a kickback scheme involving nearly $600 million in fraudulent claims for spinal surgeries in Southern California.
Mississippi, which often leads the nation in its obesity rate, is proposing to pay for Medicaid beneficiaries' bariatric surgeries, according to state officials.
The CMS wants more information about the quality of care Medicare beneficiaries get in long-term-care hospitals, so the agency is preparing a new patient-satisfaction survey tailored to the facilities.
A fifth health insurer has dropped out of an ambitious but struggling Medicaid reform program that targets New Yorkers with high medical costs.
As the need for charity care drops, some hospitals and health systems across the country are targeting funds to address societal ills such as poverty, violence, hunger, poor nutrition and lack of housing.