Hospital operator mergers have created big—sometimes behemoth—health systems that will provide the scale necessary to achieve operating efficiencies and compete for more cost-conscious consumers. So they say. But some of the biggest mergers in recent years have so far failed to deliver.
UnitedHealth Group's decision to pull out of most of the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges created a big headache for the Obama administration, but the reality of the situation is a lot more nuanced than it might appear.
Warning that providers could lose billions of dollars in reimbursement, Texas is seeking an emergency 15-month waiver from the CMS that would extend financing for programs designed to cover the unpaid bills of Medicaid-eligible patients who haven’t signed up for the program.
“Physician practices need more than just an EHR, they need an infrastructure that will allow them to analyze data and use it to improve.” (“Doctors argue for more flexibility on MACRA changes”). Amen!
The recent wave of so-called ransomware attacks has hospitals large and small weighing whether to bolster their IT systems' defenses or risk paying criminals to unfreeze their data.
Community Health Systems CEO Wayne Smith received no raise in base salary for 2016 after the hospital chain missed most earnings and stock price targets in 2015, the company said in a regulatory filing Thursday. Smith's base salary will stay at $1.6 million again in 2016, while performance-based...
NYC Health & Hospitals has named two new CEOs among recent leadership appointments.
A depressed rural community with overwhelming public health problems hopes the new managers of its struggling hospital will find the money to maintain vital healthcare services while preserving 232 badly needed jobs.
The proliferation of high-deductible plans is making consumers more price sensitive. Tech-savvy patients also want to shop online. MDSave, which has its roots in Nashville but hires developers in Silicon Valley, offers providers a way to package services into a single bundle for purchase online.
The devices, known as epinephrine auto-injectors, can mean the difference between life and death for 1 in 50 Americans who suffer from anaphylactic reactions. Experts say regulatory challenges and the liability drugmakers could face if just one device fails are hurdles to creating a competitive...
Eric Evans has been named president of hospital operations at Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. He takes over for Britt Reynolds, who took a job outside the organization.
The expansion of memory-care living facilities is part of the ongoing evolution of senior citizen residential care, which has seen rapid changes over the past few decades. Few people move directly into nursing homes anymore.