Kaiser Permanente is moving into the retail clinic business, teaming up with big-box retailer Target Corp. to open store-based locations in California that will use telemedicine to go beyond traditional in-store clinic services.
A ruling in California that two major health insurers failed to give consumers accurate information about providers participating in their plan networks could force others in the industry to quickly improve their protocols.
Rising expenses led to a 19% drop in the operating surplus of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles during its recently concluded fiscal 2014, as the center saw more outpatient care amid declining inpatient stays.
The CMS' test of improved care coordination for low-income, disabled Americans covered by both Medicare and Medicaid has faced a lot of challenges. The federal official in charge has revealed one more: Some providers are trying to dissuade beneficiaries from participating.
Like most CEOs, I've seen a lot written about the virtues of a strong organizational culture. But it often seemed to be represented as something less than tangible, and almost a “nice to have.”
Since it began three years ago, Medicare's test of accountable care hasn't asked beneficiaries who are not assigned to an accountable care organization whether they want to voluntarily enroll.
If surgery, medication and other treatments aren’t working for a patient, physicians may want to try a little tenderness.
Thousands of nurses at Kaiser Permanente hospitals and clinics in northern California walked out to draw attention to what the California Nurses Association describes as the system's lack of preparation for Ebola. Kaiser officials say they're puzzled by the demands.
It's anyone's guess whether the U.S. Supreme Court will invalidate or uphold federal premium subsidies in 36 states when it hears King v. Burwell next year.
The creation of multidisciplinary teams and the focus on standardizing best practices is paying off at hospitals that rose to the top of this year's list of Truven Health Analytics' 50 top cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.
Voters in a number of states decided on a variety of hotly contested state ballot initiatives last week, including measures to regulate health insurance rate increases, hike medical liability damage caps, restrict abortions, make experimental medical treatments more available to patients, and...
Health Net lost $8.9 million in the third quarter, compared with a $66.8 million profit in the year-ago period, as the insurer incurred millions of dollars in expenses tied to a new outsourcing contract.