Texas can proceed with cutting $350 million from a Medicaid program that provides therapy for disabled children after a lawsuit stalled at the state's highest court.
Edward Lamb was named president and CEO of Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus, Ohio, part of Trinity Health, effective in November.
Medicare's new payment system for physicians is causing anxiety because of the short stretch of road before their performance is judged for a raise or pay cut. In the long-term, though, Medicare and most everyone else want providers to leave that new system behind. It's value-based training wheels.
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau confirmed just 9.1% of Americans had no health insurance in 2015, the lowest rate ever recorded and a figure that has been pinned to the ACA coverage expansion. Uninsured rates went down across nearly all races, age groups and income levels from 2014 to 2015.
The wobbly credibility of third-party health information exchange organizations got a boost last week after Texas Health Resources signed up to share patient data in a highly competitive healthcare market.
Private and government-sponsored HIEs have tested their ability to use patient information to improve healthcare, lower costs and bolster research. But the increased emphasis on achieving those goals in order to get paid by Medicare and Medicaid adds pressure on providers to share valuable data.
Texas hospitals could incur $8.2 billion annually in unreimbursed Medicaid and uninsured care costs even after a Medicaid expansion.
Teladoc has urged a federal appeals court not to toss out its challenge of the Texas Medical Board's controversial telemedicine restrictions.
Hall, 56, has led the Lewisville, Texas-based company for four years, making it the largest operator of free-standing emergency rooms in the U.S. The company grew from 12 facilities to 97.
Teladoc urged a federal appeals court not to toss its challenge of the Texas Medical Board's controversial telemedicine restrictions.
Anxiety is rippling through the healthcare industry as the initial reporting period for Medicare's new payment system for physicians fast approaches. Modern Healthcare's latest CEO Power Panel survey reveals leaders are bracing for uncertainties and challenges generated by MACRA.
A slew of states, hospitals and thousands of medical professionals sued HHS on Tuesday to challenge its controversial gender transition care rule for violating religious and states' rights.