Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, Wis., has selected Dr. Scott Rathgaber, one of its own physician executives, as its next CEO.
Lured by the potential for big paydays, nearly 30 states have passed or expanded their own false claims laws to pursue questionable Medicaid billings by drugmakers, healthcare providers and suppliers.
The hips and knees of the nation's seniors were an obvious target for Medicare's first mandatory test of an alternative payment model for hospitals. But joint replacement isn't the only possible target. Hospitals are now on notice that Medicare will move ahead if they don't do it on their own.
The CMS has proposed paying healthcare providers for time spent with patients discussing end-of-life medical choices, starting Jan 1. Experts say frank conversations would cut costs and unnecessary, sometimes harmful procedures.
In 2012, roughly 12% of the food that the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics prepared went into the garbage. Faced with that sobering statistic—and a scathing article in a local newspaper about food waste at the hospital—the health system's leaders decided to make serious changes.
As low state reimbursement rates drive mental health providers away from Medicaid, managed-care plans taking over some state programs are looking for creative ways to deliver a service that many see as key to holding down overall costs.
The U.S. Supreme Court's 6-3 decision upholding premium subsidies for Americans in all states doesn't necessarily drive a stake through the heart of all anti-Obamacare litigation, but legal experts agreed it does send a discouraging message to the law's legal foes.
The titans of the health insurance industry are locked in a dance of buying and selling. Hospitals, physicians, employers and consumers could experience financial repercussions if any big deals are concluded.
Healthcare confronts climate change: Schools, providers focus on health effects to dampen political opposition
A number of medical, nursing and public health schools around the country are launching programs to train students about the effects of climate change on health and how to reduce its impact.
Dr. David Shulkin, the Obama administration's nominee for Veterans Affairs undersecretary for health, was approved last week by a voice vote of the Senate Veterans Affairs' Committee. His nomination now goes before the full Senate for a confirmation vote.
In a contentious House hearing, HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said President Barack Obama will not consider any GOP proposal to kill the Affordable Care Act's insurance mandates. But she said the administration may rely on Congress for a fix if it loses King v. Burwell.
Median total pay for healthcare association chief executives earning $1 million or more increased 8.5% from 2012 to 2013, while total pay for all healthcare association CEOs jumped 18.9%, according to Modern Healthcare's analysis of the latest association tax reports.