Louisiana Health Cooperative, the state's not-for-profit health plan created by the Affordable Care Act, will close by the end of the year. It is the second co-op casualty, and a sign that many other co-ops are on life support.
Policymakers in Medicaid expansion states likely will try to wring some cash from hospitals starting in 2017 when the federal government no longer pays the full tab for the coverage expansion, experts say.
Lois Dehls Cornell, chief administrative officer and general counsel at Tufts Health Plan, has begun her term as president of the American Health Lawyers Association.
Louisiana State University has given the foundation operating its hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe 15 days to correct a long list of complaints or step aside for a new operator.
Five potential development groups have submitted plans to rescue New Orleans' Charity Hospital — the huge art-deco style building vacant since the catastrophic flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina.
The battle ahead for Republicans who hope to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is one that will be fought on the campaign trail, even as markets move ahead with more confidence after last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision.
Data Points for the week of June 15, 2015, covered the following topics: Bad debt at hospitals, the ACA, ER visits, lung cancer deaths, abortion and Medicare drug payments
Don't count on many states to quickly establish their own insurance exchanges to keep their residents covered if the U.S. Supreme Court this month strikes down premium subsidies in states using the federal exchange.
Median total pay for healthcare association chief executives earning $1 million or more increased 8.5% from 2012 to 2013, while total pay for all healthcare association CEOs jumped 18.9%, according to Modern Healthcare's analysis of the latest association tax reports.
Where Medicaid expansion matters: Small Illinois hospital expands while Missouri counterparts cut back
At a time when many rural hospitals across the country are on life support, the ACA's controversial Medicaid expansion has resuscitated hospitals, including Franklin Hospital in Benton, Ill. But across the Mississippi River in Missouri, hospitals are not seeing a comparable financial boost.
Dr. Regina Benjamin, 59, has become a board member for the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals.
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.