Experts are still studying the issue, but hospitals say Medicare must tweak how excess readmissions are measured to make sure penalties reflect quality, not demographics.
The Food and Drug Administration has again delayed a rule requiring generic drug companies to update product labels if they receive new safety information.
Kevin Donovan was named president and CEO of Laconia, N.H.-based LRGHealthcare, effective mid-June. He takes the helm from former CEO Seth Warren, who stepped down in March.
As providers are tasked with keeping people healthy through risk-based payment contracts, they're investing in genomics and personalized medicine in order to develop new methods of targeting patients who need early intervention.
A new federal rule will encourage states to ramp up auditing of Medicaid managed-care insurers, many of which keep their medical spending hidden from public view.
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.
Researchers studying the pods of killer whales that arrive each spring in Washington's Puget Sound want a new tool for their scientific arsenal: electronic health records.
A troubled Washington state psychiatric hospital will have new leadership after a man accused of torturing a woman to death escaped from the facility last week.
The number of healthcare systems setting up venture capital arms has exploded as they seek commercial success and technologies to help solve their business problems.
Providence Health & Services hospital system is hoping that the promise of personalized medicine will boost its ability to manage the health and wellness of the populations it treats.
As Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital faces a deadline to fix safety problems or lose millions of federal funds, federal inspectors issued an "immediate jeopardy" notice saying the facility failed to protect patients from harm.
Lori Swanson took action after a local advocacy group found some hospitals in Minnesota were violating state and federal laws barring providers from billing patients for sexual assault exams.