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.
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.
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.
Six months after Congress voted for site-neutral Medicare payments, lawmakers appear ready to carve out loopholes.
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.
The comment period closed this week on the Obama administration's bold proposal to rewire how Medicare pays for outpatient drugs, and the CMS is under intense pressure to scrap it.
A new analysis of hospital finances offers fresh fodder in the debate over the role that hospital consolidation and prices play in the growth of U.S. healthcare costs.
As hospital margins on traditional fee-for-service Medicare patients plunged deeper into the red, cost-cutting at hospitals has allowed many to make up those losses from their commercially insured clientele.
In the third round of what's now an annual event, the CMS posted a huge data set that breaks down the $91 billion Medicare has paid individual physicians, diagnostic labs, ambulance services and other companies.
CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt will testify before a House Ways and Means subcommittee this week on the new reimbursement model for Medicare.
Regarding the cover story “Physicians face stark choices under Medicare pay proposal,” none of these payment schemes have been proven to be effective. What has been proven is that small, private primary-care physician practices cut down on hospital admissions and readmissions, saving...