St. Christopher's Hospital for Children stopped performing non-emergency heart surgery pending internal review. The hospital did not reveal the reason behind the move, saying only that it is making progress in increasing volumes and improving performance, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Congress is likely to take up a measure in the new year that would exempt hospital outpatient departments currently under construction from a “site-neutral” Medicare payment provision, which made it into the two-year budget deal in October that avoided a potential default on the...
Connecticut patients who receive outpatient services at a hospital will be given fair warning before they are charged with facility fees under legislation that takes effect Jan. 1.
Physician groups are interested in selling to bigger organizations for a host of reasons, many of them related to the fast-changing business environment under new payment models and federal quality initiatives. And national staffing firms are vying to roll up hospital-based practices.
When a gunman killed three people and wounded nine others at a Planned Parenthood clinic in a Colorado abortion clinic last month, it was not surprising to those who have worked for the organization.
Most Medicare beneficiaries will keep paying the same monthly premium for outpatient care next year, the Obama administration said Tuesday.
A proposed change to how hospital-owned ambulatory surgery centers are paid could further suppress the appetite of hospitals to own these capital-intensive outpatient facilities.
The CMS is proposing a massive overhaul of the discharge process for hospitals, rehabilitation facilities and home health agencies. The latter would likely be hardest hit, facing an annual cost of $283 million, the agency says.
Dr. Wanda Filer, 56, is president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, which has about 120,900 members.
There's many a slip between a physician's instructions, a care manager's plan and the patient's recollection. Now there are apps to reduce that slippage.
A new analysis of prices private insurers pay for healthcare services may fuel the already mounting consumer demand for transparency from payers and providers.
Providers in the Lone Star State this week can start billing for telemedicine visits with Medicaid-enrolled children while they're in school. Lawmakers and providers say the move improves access for children whose parents can't miss work for doctor visits.