Kindred Healthcare will pay a $3 million penalty and close several sites after failing to implement corrections to its billing system under a corporate integrity agreement with the federal government, the largest such penalty issued to date.
Hall, 56, has led the Lewisville, Texas-based company for four years, making it the largest operator of free-standing emergency rooms in the U.S. The company grew from 12 facilities to 97.
By Oct. 1, Leif Murphy will become the CEO of TeamHealth, replacing the retiring Mike Snow, 61, who drew the ire of shareholders for rejecting a $5 billion merger with rival Amsurg and after watching earnings and the company's stock price sink.
Nearly 5,000 nurses are on strike in Minnesota following a breakdown in contract talks.
A new "nonsolicitation clause" is the sticking point in contract talks between the Detroit Medical Center and the Wayne State University Physician Group that broke down earlier this week.
The proposed class-action complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan on behalf of unionized New York City police detectives and hotel workers, regarding Valeant's ties to the now defunct specialty pharmacy Philidor RX Services.
About 4,800 Allina Health nurses will strike after again failing to reach a contract negotiation with the system.
Federal spending for major healthcare programs are estimated to increase by $55 billion, or 6%, in 2016 after a technical adjustment for payment timing shifts, according to a report from the Congressional Budget Office.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan has agreed to delay phasing out its retiree health plan for former bargaining unit employees until 2018, as part of an agreement with the UAW.
Allina Health's bottom line took a hit in the first half of this year after the Minneapolis-based system paid $20.4 million in temporary labor charges and other costs tied to a seven-day nursing strike.
The harsh reality of modern-day America is that the less-educated, hourly workforce is falling further and further behind those still clinging to middle class status and above. This is a fairness issue that today characterizes almost every sector of the U.S. economy—including healthcare.
Several thousand nurses at seven Kaiser Permanente hospitals picketed Wednesday to protest staffing and patient care conditions.