Some providers say a proposal to transform Washington state's Medicaid program doesn't take into account the needs of children.
Some providers say a proposal to transform Washington state's Medicaid program doesn't take into account the needs of children and could dissuade their colleagues from treating beneficiaries in the program.
While the number of primary-care doctors in retainer-based arrangements remains relatively small—about 6,000 across the U.S.—it has grown by as much as 25% over the past few years. Some experts warn concierge practices threaten to exacerbate the primary-care physician squeeze.
Healthcare delivery system changes continue to push patients away from inpatient care. That's suggested by a Modern Healthcare review of American Hospital Directory data, which found that the number of patient discharges fell 8.4% from 2013 to 2014.
A pre-dawn blaze in Pullman, Wash., that heavily damaged a Planned Parenthood clinic was arson, fire investigators determined Friday.
Elizabeth Dunne has been named president and CEO of Vancouver, Wash.-based PeaceHealth.
An agreement between Providence Health & Services and Walgreens Boots Alliance could signal that the retail drugstore is looking to get out of the healthcare clinic business.
Experts say it's important for healthcare providers to become more knowledgeable, sensitive and welcoming to LGBT patients because that population suffers from a disproportionate burden of chronic illness.
Elite children's hospitals, once dominant because of their prestige and comprehensive services, face growing competition from emerging integrated delivery systems that want to keep patients in-house.
A growing lobbying push to repeal the excise tax on high-cost health insurance plans would undo policymakers' goal of restructuring a tax exclusion that disproportionately benefits higher income workers and insulates all employees from most of the pain of rising healthcare costs.
As healthcare costs continue to squeeze budgets, employers are looking for ways to save money without alienating workers. And for one corporate giant, that means using the size of its workforce to negotiate directly with health systems.
The sale of Capella Healthcare to a real estate investment trust heralds more deals to come between hospital operating companies and REITs as more providers realize it's time to cash in on their rich real estate portfolios, analysts say.