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.
A revenue spike from hospital admissions buoyed HCA Holdings, which maintained the top spot on Modern Healthcare's list of the largest investor-owned healthcare providers in 2014. Almost all the ranked companies saw a surge in 2014 operating revenue over 2013.
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.
The burgeoning group of official and unofficial Republican presidential contenders all agree on one thing when it comes to healthcare policy: They really, really hate Obamacare.
While the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' internal watchdog issued more than 1,500 reports between 2010 and 2014, not one focused on the agency's troubled hospital project in Aurora, The Denver Post reported Friday.
A large percentage of hospitals that received Medicare's top five-star rating on patient satisfaction were penalized for excessive readmissions or fared poorly on curbing hospital-acquired conditions, a Modern Healthcare analysis shows.
There are signs of a partisan thaw in Congress that is allowing movement on healthcare legislation in the wake of the recent Medicare physician-payment overhaul. And a sharp uptick in lobbying spending by major healthcare industry groups suggests stakeholders see at least a temporary break in the...