Everett, a city in Washington, is suing Purdue Pharma, maker of the opioid pain medication OxyContin, in an unusual case that alleges the drugmaker knowingly allowed pills to be funneled into the black market and the city of about 108,000. Everett alleges the drugmaker did nothing to stop it and...
Guest Commentary: Healthcare's Triple Aim misses the mark; hit a bull's-eye by caring more for your caregivers
If there was one thing we could focus on at our healthcare organizations that is guaranteed to decrease patient mortality, lessen costs and malpractice claims, tamp down staff attrition, and improve productivity and satisfaction scores, would we do it?
Dr. Robert Pearl leads the 9,000 physicians employed by the Permanente Medical Group, which serves over 4 million Kaiser Permanente members in California and around Washington, D.C.
When Republicans attempt to repeal and replace the ACA, they may have to change course on repeal if they want insurers on board with replace.
Going to the hospital for a scheduled procedure can be scary enough. But the lure of a good fright is drawing droves of visitors to an abandoned hospital in rural Washington for ghost tours.
Health systems are asking California voters to approve Proposition 52, which would permanently extend Medi-Cal's hospital fee program. The fees paid by hospitals generate billions in federal matching funds that subsidize healthcare services for children, seniors and low-income citizens.
The CMS has granted Washington state preliminary approval to overhaul its Medicaid program. As part of the five-year waiver, for which it will receive $1.5 billion in federal funding, the state will launch delivery-system reform initiatives, leverage partnerships between providers and social groups...
Dr. Carrie Byington has been named vice chancellor for health services, dean of the college of medicine and senior VP for the Health Science Center at Texas A&M University, effective in January.
Ascension will sell hospitals in Idaho and Washington state to the for-profit hospital company created this summer through the merger of RegionalCare and Capella Healthcare.
Sixteen healthcare organizations will receive $347 million to support 4,000 hospitals across the U.S. in reducing harm to patients.
Some want to opt out of a CMS rule effective this week that's meant to ensure Medicaid beneficiaries have adequate access to care. State officials say the rule is outdated and a waste of administrative resources. But scofflaws could see their federal funds withheld if they don't comply.
The 31st annual Modern Healthcare Design Awards winners this year reflected a pair of trends in U.S. healthcare: its growing international focus and the shift from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement embodied in the push toward ambulatory care.