I am a strong advocate for providing quality care but am disappointed when my organization does follow-up on current Medicare HCAHPS. Often responses are given by people not involved in the patient's care (the patient or their spokesperson).
Starting this month, state-run insurance exchanges are legally required by the healthcare reform law to be financially self-sustaining. But that mandate is being ignored across the country, and there do not appear to be any immediate consequences for the states.
As more employers explore the advantages of self-insurance and administrative services only contracts, insurers have to find innovative ways to appeal to employers and help them reduce costs and improve care.
Republicans return to Washington from the holidays with full control of Congress and an ambitious legislative agenda. At the top of the to-do list: dismantling the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
In the ongoing rush of healthcare deals, perhaps no other health system has been as aggressive as Catholic Health Initiatives, which has executed a dozen transactions in the past three years that have expanded its operations into health insurance and established a $1 billion foothold in Texas.
Washington State University's board of regents on Friday approved the designs for a teaching health clinic on the WSU Spokane campus.
Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health has appointed Dr. Mark Froimson chief clinical officer and Dr. Barbara Walters the system's first chief population health officer.
In what officials say is likely Washington state's first-ever merger of two public hospitals, Kirkland-based EvergreenHealth and Valley General Hospital, Monroe, have completed a merger they began working on in 2012.
The Chinese government has relaxed foreign ownership rules to attract private hospital operators who offer better quality care to consumers widely dissatisfied with the current public hospitals.
We'll soon see how effective a health insurance salesman President Barack Obama proves to be as the deadline arrives this week for Americans to sign up for individual-market coverage effective Jan. 1.
In what state officials say is likely Washington state's first-ever merger of two public hospitals, Kirkland, Wash.-based EvergreenHealth and Valley General Hospital, Monroe, Wash., have completed a merger agreement they began working on in 2012.
Alan Yordy has announced that he will retire next summer from his job as president and chief mission officer at Vancouver, Wash.-based PeaceHealth, a not-for-profit Catholic health system with 10 hospitals across Washington, Oregon and Alaska.