Despite a trend toward outpatient care, Tenet Healthcare Corp. CEO Trevor Fetter says disease trends and demographics are pushing the demand for acute-care hospitals and that he sees hospitals as the cornerstone of the healthcare delivery system. He spoke with Modern Healthcare Editor Merrill...
A judge on Friday rejected a request by state lawmakers to temporarily block Gov. Bill Walker from expanding Medicaid in Alaska.
Only 21 states are planning to switch their workers' compensation claims to ICD-10 coding on Oct. 1. Four more have regulations in the works.
Starting next week, providers in the Lone Star State will be able to receive reimbursement for conducting telemedicine visits with Medicaid-enrolled children while they're in school.
Planned Parenthood has filed a federal lawsuit over Gov. Robert Bentley's effort to cut off Medicaid payments to the organization's Alabama clinics.
The CMS has completed work on a long-awaited rule overhauling the way prescription drugs are purchased for Medicaid beneficiaries. The regulation has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for review.
A judge ruled Wednesday that a hospital assessment that pays for the expansion of Arizona's Medicaid program did not require a supermajority vote of the Legislature to be enacted and is therefore constitutional.
Some elected officials say we can't afford to pay for addiction treatment while an explosion of heroin use ripples through the nation, siphoning healthcare dollars and overwhelming prisons.
Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Albuquerque, reported strong growth in its health plan operations in the second quarter of 2015, building on the benefit it has seen since winning a Medicaid managed-care contract two years ago.
As the future of Medicaid expansion in Arkansas is decided by a Republican governor who remains on the fence about the measure backed by Democrats, an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation has found that it's been a resounding success.
Florida's governor has requested random audits of Medicaid managed-care contracts as the state's insurers press for higher rates.
Billions of dollars flowing from settlements in mass tort litigation have recently spurred a new twist on a familiar business—medical lending.