The CMS wants to cut reimbursement rates for outpatient services. Provider groups immediately slammed the proposals, saying they undervalue outpatient care.
Safety net providers and clinics that participate in the 340B Drug Pricing Program will meet next month to address criticism that some 340B participants are abusing the discount program.
Dr. Mitchell Katz, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, talks about making the L.A. system more patient-centered, the importance of assigning patients a regular provider, and the need to incorporate social services into healthcare.
Michael Dowling, president and CEO of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, the largest integrated healthcare system in New York state, discusses his system's expansion efforts, its insurance operation, and his views on federal payment and quality reforms.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office says inaccurate medical records and noncompliance are thwarting efforts to lower suicide rates among veterans.
Startup company TowerView Health aims to make it easier for patients to manage their medication regimens. The company has developed software and hardware that reminds patients and their clinicians about medication schedules, and warns them when a patient is falling off track.
They don't really want to put a bug in your ear, just help you hear like one. Researchers at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, say insects' sophisticated way of processing sound could help refine hearing aids.
Hospitals and health systems are taking different roads on how to provide urgent care, with some choosing to partner with urgent-care center operators and others building their own.
New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System was one of the first U.S. systems to begin managing patients with chronic conditions using tech giant Apple's new HealthKit data-sharing platform in conjunction with the Apple watch and iPhone.
The American Hospital Association has tapped Manuel Tomás León to lead its Institute for Diversity in Health Management.
Modern Healthcare recently spoke with Dan Wolterman, president and CEO of Houston-based Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, about accountable care, tensions with insurers over starting a health insurance arm, and Memorial Hermann's shift to outpatient care.
More healthcare organizations are establishing outpatient sites at converted retail spaces. Such renovations often take half as long as building from scratch and cost half as much, including site selection costs, zoning approvals and parking lot construction for a greenfield site.