Modern Healthcare recently spoke with Dan Wolterman, president and CEO of Houston-based Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, about accountable care, tensions with insurers over starting a health insurance arm, and Memorial Hermann's shift to outpatient care.
It's unclear whether the Obama administration will renew Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment programs in several states, in part because evidence is mixed on whether the programs have truly improved care for large numbers of Medicaid beneficiaries and uninsured patients.
Sarah Cole has been promoted to CEO of CHAN Healthcare, a risk consulting and internal audit firm.
Tenet Healthcare Corp.'s partnership last week with not-for-profit Baylor Scott & White Health is the latest example of the chain's departure from the traditional mergers-and-acquisitions playbook in favor of forming regional networks and positioning itself for broader payment reform.
Dan Wolterman, president and CEO of Houston-based Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, discusses his system's experience with accountable care, tensions with insurers over starting a health insurance arm, and Memorial Hermann's shift to outpatient care. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter...
Dr. Ronald DePinho, president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, a $4.4 billion Houston-based institution with a 654-bed flagship hospital and $736 million research budget, discusses the scientific promise and the financial problems in cancer care today.
The Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion has had a positive impact on health insurers' business, but now plans are looking for other ways to grow.
Electronic health-record systems are doing a poor job graphing lab-test results, conclude the authors of an article published online in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham is introducing a new master's of science in healthcare quality and safety program this fall. It's one of many graduate programs in health administration that are evolving to meet the changing needs of the industry.
Dr. Charles LeMaistre's career has spanned more than five cities and five decades, with more professional appointments, memberships and honorary degrees than most groups of five individuals could boast. But LeMaistre is reluctant to talk about them.
Regarding “MedPAC looks to discourage short stays, but sidesteps two-midnight rule”, this article shows the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's true ignorance of managing ill patients in rural America.
Hospitals, health insurers, physician groups and community health centers, fearing financial damage and patient suffering if millions of Americans lose their coverage, are just beginning to sketch out contingency plans in the wake of the oral arguments last week in King v. Burwell.