Until 2012, before the Affordable Care Act began cutting revenue, most tax-exempt hospitals in Southeast Michigan made profits on their Medicare business. Since then, reimbursement cuts, readmissions penalties and overpayment recoveries have eroded profits for many Detroit-area hospitals and health...
Ready or not, the U.S. healthcare industry is poised to flip the switch from the ICD-9 to the ICD-10 diagnostic and procedural coding system on Oct. 1, significantly changing how billions of dollars in medical claims are calculated and billed every day.
Michael Englehart has been named president and CEO of Chicago-based Presence Health, the largest Catholic health system in Illinois.
Despite mounting public concern about sky-high pay levels for top-ranked corporate officials, the highest-paid executives at not-for-profit healthcare institutions racked up massive pay increases in 2013.
Healthcare has lagged other industries in investment and innovation in information technology. Now, scrambling to catch up, hospitals and health systems are facing a tight supply of skilled IT managers and executives that is holding them back.
Bruce Smith, senior vice president of information systems and chief information officer at Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care, discusses the challenges of having multiple EHR systems in his organization, Advocate's readiness for the conversion to ICD-10 coding, and his views on federal...
A dispute between hospital groups and federal regulators over whether a recent workshop on competition was biased against hospitals signals mounting tensions between providers and the government over healthcare reform.
Idaho, famous for its pine forests, crystalline lakes and baking potatoes, has a scant 1.6 million people spread over its 82,643 square miles. Yet it has seized center stage in setting national healthcare economic policy.
The Federal Trade Commission's decision to take more time to examine the proposed merger between Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem in Illinois is in line with what legal experts say is the agency's move to apply more scrutiny to deals between hospitals in adjoining markets.
The Federal Trade Commission wants more time and information before clearing a proposed merger between Illinois systems Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem. The request comes as the FTC appears to be taking a closer look at cross-market mergers.
A growing number of health systems, accountable care organizations and medical home-style practices are deploying care coordinators—which some call navigators. That is changing how patients get care and it's changing the jobs of doctors, nurses and other front-line providers.
Advocate Health Care improved its operating margin in 2014 as the 12-hospital system prepares to close its merger with NorthShore University HealthSystem.