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Prime challenges feds on whistle-blower lawsuit

Prime challenges feds on whistle-blower lawsuit

By Erica Teichert  |  September 10, 2016

The DOJ alleged in June that the Ontario, Calif.-based health system had a “culture” that pressures its physicians to admit Medicare beneficiaries to 14 of its hospitals for inpatient stays when they should be on shorter outpatient observation visits, and those billings are false...

Senior Friendly Award: Swedish Edmonds Ambulatory Care Center

Senior Friendly Award: Swedish Edmonds Ambulatory Care Center

By Joseph Conn  |  September 02, 2016

Designers of the Swedish Edmonds (Wash.) Ambulatory Care Center harkened back to the history of its city, as well as looked forward to the newest elements of architecture and modern design to create a place so inviting it won this year's award for the most senior-friendly facility.

Innovations: Bringing hospital-level care home

Innovations: Bringing hospital-level care home

By Maria Castellucci  |  August 06, 2016

Co-founded in 2015 by former venture capitalist Travis Messina, Nashville-based Contessa Health provides medical and surgical acute-care services to patients in their homes at a bundled rate.

Innovations: Connecting to patients with mobile tech

Innovations: Connecting to patients with mobile tech

By Beth Kutscher  |  June 11, 2016

Plano, Texas-based Vivify Health's software platform allows clinicians to monitor and check in with patients at home. The highest-risk patients are provided with a tablet, while others access the tools through their own devices.

Replacing joints faster, cheaper and better?

Replacing joints faster, cheaper and better?

By Harris Meyer  |  June 04, 2016

The migration of lucrative joint-replacement surgeries to outpatient settings will cause friction between surgeons and hospitals, and it raises questions about the premise of Medicare's new bundled-payment initiative for hospital-based procedures.

As Phoenix booms, healthcare systems revamp to catch up

As Phoenix booms, healthcare systems revamp to catch up

By Beth Kutscher  |  May 28, 2016

The Phoenix metro area is booming. Once-sleepy neighborhoods are seeing real estate bidding wars. New housing developments are appearing where there once was nothing. Against that backdrop, healthcare in Phoenix is reorganizing as systems compete for patients and the doctors who refer them.

Q&A: 'Healthcare has a bull's-eye on its back'

Q&A: 'Healthcare has a bull's-eye on its back'

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 07, 2016

Advocate Health Care CEO James Skogsbergh has begun his term as chairman of the AHA's board of trustees. In an interview with Modern Healthcare, Skogsbergh, a former college baseball player, didn't duck the high hard ones on the challenges facing the AHA and Advocate.

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