Certain cancer hospitals get significantly higher payments from Medicare in part because it's assumed they care for sicker populations. A federal report suggests that's not generally the case.
A budding bipartisan deal to shelter physicians from Medicare cuts, championed by the House's two top leaders, is drawing powerful allies including the American Medical Association and a rainbow of conservative and liberal groups.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is breaking from the pack of healthcare organizations that support a new plan to pass a permanent repeal of Medicare's sustainable growth rate, instead voicing opposition to what it calls a 10-year pay freeze in the proposal.
Physicians need support and guidance from the federal government and from payers as they deal with the challenges of transitioning away from fee-for-service, according to a report released Thursday.
Allina Health, a 14-hospital system, reported a higher operating surplus for 2014 as it held expense growth in line with revenue.
Democratic senators would oppose a potential House bipartisan deal preventing cuts in physicians' Medicare payments if it doesn't finance a children's health program for four years, senior Senate Democratic aides said Sunday.
Financial markets have sent another signal that the coming era of precision or personalized medicine could wind up making cancer care unaffordable for millions of people.
Five Maryland-based health systems plan to form a non-ownership alliance to strengthen their performance under the state's global budget reimbursement system.
Hospital leaders are working to head off any momentum in Congress toward overhauling Medicare rates to pay hospitals the same for outpatient services as the program pays for the same services in physician offices.
The CMS has proposed increasing health insurers' Medicare Advantage payment rates by 1.05% for 2016, a move that kicks off a 45-day dogfight in Washington before the rates are cemented.
Entrepreneurship can be defined as the pursuit of opportunity with scarce resources. Biomedical and health entrepreneurs do the same thing with the goal of creating value by deploying innovation.
Pack-a-day smokers in the federal health program now have access to low-dose CT scans for the early detection of lung cancer even as experts continue to debate whether the benefits are worth the cost and risk of false positives.