Dignity Health is preparing to apply for a California health insurance license that will allow the San Francisco-based health system to accept full financial risk for patients' medical care.
The second open-enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act closed Sunday with more than 10 million enrollments. Reform supporters cheered the gains but cautioned that hurdles remain, most notably a U.S. Supreme Court case that could strike down premium subsidies in up to 37 states.
The massive hacks at Anthem and Community Health Systems should boost the use of data-encryption technology, but the high-tech tool may not keep sensitive information from the clutches of sophisticated hackers, experts say.
Many of the new consumer-governed, not-for-profit health plans launched thanks to the ACA were in shaky financial shape in their first nine months of operation and will need to be closely monitored, raising questions about the law's method of boosting insurance competition.
Lyn Ketelsen has been named HCA's first chief patient experience officer.
The Democratic-controlled Illinois Legislature appears poised to approve legislation this week establishing a state-based insurance exchange. But the Land of Lincoln is the exception when it comes to states without their own exchanges.
Prem Reddy of Prime Healthcare Services draws fire for wrangling with insurers, shucking unprofitable service lines, using aggressive coding, slashing overhead and fighting unions. Yet his bids for failing systems keep on winning.
A Las Vegas hospice illegally billed Medicare and Medicaid for patients who were not terminally ill, the U.S. Justice Department and the state of Nevada allege in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
After struggling with balky information technology in the first year of open enrollment, the federal and state insurance exchanges have implemented a number of changes to make it easier for consumers to shop for plans and sign up this time.
Dr. Andrew Warshaw has begun his one-year term as president of the American College of Surgeons, a 79,000-member professional association based in Chicago.
Dignity Health has agreed to pay the government $37 million to settle allegations that more than a dozen of its hospitals knowingly submitted false claims to Medicare and TRICARE, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.
Ben Breier is president and chief operating officer of Kindred Healthcare, a post-acute-care provider that reported $4.9 billion in revenue in 2013.