Medicare's first step in reining in the skyrocketing cost of specialty drugs deserves support—something it has not received from hospitals, doctors, politicians or, of course, the pharmaceutical industry, which benefits the most from the status quo.
While Obamacare supporters welcome Louisiana's Medicaid expansion, it remains to be seen if private providers will join with traditional safety net providers in delivering their care since the cash-strapped state isn't raising its abysmally low Medicaid pay rates.
The Obama administration will offer an update this week on the state of the nation's entitlement programs.
As physicians face increased scrutiny over prescribing painkillers, the nation's largest medical group meets this week with delegates resolved to eliminate barriers to alternative treatments.
The migration of lucrative joint-replacement surgeries to outpatient settings will cause friction between surgeons and hospitals, and it raises questions about the premise of Medicare's new bundled-payment initiative for hospital-based procedures.
More than a third of California's residents now have Medicaid, and as the state looks to expand its Medicaid program even further, the rising number of patients in the program is having a complicated effect on hospital finances.
The drug and medical device industries are not immune to the healthcare industry’s transition from volume to value.
A half-century after formation of the Federation of American Hospitals, for-profit hospital chains have moved beyond a scandal-plagued past to forge a permanent place in the healthcare landscape that features both collaboration and competition with not-for-profit systems.
Dennis Murphy is the new CEO of Indiana University Health, the largest healthcare system in the Hoosier state. In an interview with Modern Healthcare reporter Bob Herman, he outlines his early goals and how he views risk-based payment models.
The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that hospitals can go after lawsuit settlements to get additional reimbursement for the costs of providing care for some patients covered by the state's Medicaid program.
Healthcare Financial Management Association CEO Joseph Fifer discusses changing payment models and the rise of consumerism in an interview with Modern Healthcare Editor Merrill Goozner.
CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt emphasized a commitment to working with providers as the new Medicare reimbursement system is implemented. House lawmakers said small-group and solo practitioners are concerned the model will push them out of business or into larger groups.