Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center in Houston is replacing the surgical director of its renowned heart transplant programs with two veteran transplant surgeons and a veteran transplant program executive after a series of media reports on an unusual number of patient deaths.
Humana agreed to pay Texas a $700,000 fine for failing to maintain an adequate number of in-network anesthesiologists at its contracted hospitals in four counties, which led to patients receiving surprise out-of-network bills.
A combination of scale and operational savvy honed over its 50-year history has made HCA the well-oiled, well-managed corporate machine it is today.
The combined not-for-profit entity would have 68 hospitals, two health plans and around $14.2 billion in revenue. Its footprint would include more than 1,100 care delivery sites, about 73,000 employees and nearly 14,000 physicians.
The Richardson, Texas-based Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, a subsidiary of Health Care Service Corp., will hold off on implementing a new ER payment policy for 60 days at the request of Texas Insurance Commissioner Kent Sullivan.
Texas is revising its Medicaid coverage policies after the CMS and legal advocates voiced concern that the state denied U.S.-born children with foreign parents Medicaid coverage due to their sponsors' income.
It's time to take the movement toward exterminating food security to the next level, starting with screening our patients, co-locating services and more.
Twenty states sued the federal government to scrap the Affordable Care Act, claiming the repeal of the individual mandate's tax penalty rendered the law unconstitutional.
The CMS has granted Texas a five-year renewal of a Medicaid waiver worth $25 billion that reimburses hospitals for uncompensated-care costs. The waiver's future was in doubt under the Obama administration.
Over the course of four days, more than 300 hundred nurses swooped into Houston to provide much-needed relief to storm-weary nurses.
Months after hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the losses at Florida and Texas hospitals are large and still not fully counted. It's still unclear when and how much aid they will receive.
As expected, hurricanes and Medicaid woes are among the causes HCA, the nation's largest hospital chain faced a tough third quarter.