Providence Health & Services CEO Dr. Rod Hochman discusses his aggressive population health management strategy for his 34-hospital system and Providence's proposed merger with St. Joseph Health System, which would have major implications for the competitive landscape in the Los Angeles basin.
Unionized hospitalists at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend plan a one-day picket this month, an action that management calls surprising given progress toward the group's first contract.
The number of health insurers suing the Obama administration over the Affordable Care Act’s hampered risk-corridor program continues to grow.
A Republican-led U.S. House committee has found that former Gov. John Kitzhaber and a federal agency mishandled the creation of Oregon's health insurance enrollment website, with the Democratic governor's political advisers making decisions based on his re-election campaign.
A hearing held last week by a House judiciary subcommittee pitted a hospital CEO against an attorney on whether healthcare providers should be given greater protections against frivolous fraud lawsuits.
State Medicaid agencies have launched a wide array of payment and care-delivery reforms, some of which go further than the federal government's efforts. While they offer the promise of delivering higher-quality care, it's unreasonable to expect them to deliver lower costs, at least in the short run.
California patients who want to take advantage of the state's new aid-in-dying law are likely to face challenges in finding cooperative providers, at least initially. But two major systems say they'll support physicians who participate.
A shuttered Oregon co-op health plan filed a class-action lawsuit against the federal government last week, saying that it and other insurers are owed as much as $5 billion in risk corridor payments.
A shuttered Oregon co-op health plan filed a class-action lawsuit against the federal government Wednesday, saying insurers are owed as much as $5 billion in risk corridor payments.
Here's what Manhattan freelance writer Marcella Durand feared when she went to an Affordable Care Act enrollment counselor for 2016 health insurance: a “terrible premium with a terrible deductible for a plan that covered nothing.” But she was "absolutely surprised" by a low-cost option.
HHS says that 12.7 million people signed up for 2016 coverage through the insurance exchanges, well within previously stated expectations. Now the Obama administration must ensure that the risk pool evens out so that premiums will stabilize and insurers will remain interested in selling the plans.
States that rely on HealthCare.gov are still struggling to enroll people deemed eligible for Medicaid, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation survey of Medicaid agencies.