Administrative and reimbursement issues are hampering the Veterans Affairs Department's new initiative aimed at granting wider access to private care for vets unable to get treatment within the system, say some providers around the country who have tried working in the new program.
For many systems across the country, the expense side of the balance sheet is growing almost as fast as the revenue side, prompting providers to look for new ways to cut costs.
Two Republican legislators who have pushed for major changes to Medicare and Medicaid and want to scrap Obamacare will lead the top two House finance committees in the next session of Congress.
Froedtert Health, a Milwaukee-based system, improved its operating margin in the first quarter of its fiscal 2015 as it significantly increased its revenue on higher patient volume and acuity. But investment losses ultimately took a large bite out of its bottom line.
Dr. Frank Byrne will retire in January as president of St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, Wis., and other news makers
Dr. Frank Byrne will retire in January as president of St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, Wis.
Dr. Frank Byrne will retire in January after 10 years as president of St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, Wis.
Some hospitals are reaping savings from buying green energy, though savings depend on market conditions and geographic location.
Republicans' big election gains Tuesday in governorships and legislatures around the country diminish but do not eliminate prospects that more states will expand Medicaid to low-income adults as allowed by the healthcare reform law, political analysts say.
Mercy Home Health and Hospice Care takes patient family engagement to a new level. Since December 2012, hospice staff and a team of volunteers have eased patients' concerns through the Pet Peace of Mind program, which provides free pet-care services for patients unable to look after their household...
University of Wisconsin Health has entered into an agreement to merge with Rockford, Ill.-based health system SwedishAmerican Health in a deal that is expected to be finalized by January, assuming approval by state and federal regulators.
Voters not only stopped the Medicaid expansion dead in its tracks on Tuesday night, they elected Republican candidates vowing to change or roll back Medicaid in states that have already expanded.
Mercy Health System, a three-hospital, not-for-profit based in Janesville, Wis., and Rockford (Ill.) Health System, a two-hospital not-for-profit, will merge to create a new health system serving northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.