Not-for-profit health systems are finding clever ways to reduce or avoid the new tax law's 21% excise tax on executive compensation that exceeds $1 million.
Rural hospitals with a relatively large amount of lab revenue may be jumping through a healthcare contracting loophole.
For the first time in the AMA's history, the group elected women as president and president-elect. Dr. Patrice Harris will be the next president after Dr. Barbara L. McAneny serves a year in the top office.
The growing availability of personalized estimator tools makes it harder for hospitals to argue they shouldn't be required to publish prices, as the CMS wants.
Although healthcare costs continue to rise, the number of Americans having trouble paying their bills dropped between 2011 and the first half of 2017. Some of that can be attributed to increased coverage via the Affordable Care Act. Still, medical debt continues to be a pervasive problem.
The cost of paying for top talent at health systems climbs sharply above a million dollars thanks to recent tax legislation, and many of the largest system CEOs make more than that.
A new report that studied 14 Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans covering 37.1 million people found administrative costs grew by 5.9% in 2017, the highest rate since 2013.
The 2,700 participants in the retirement plan learned in August 2017, when it was placed into receivership, that the plan had been inadequately funded for years, according to a lawsuit filed on behalf of Stephen Del Sesto, the receiver for the pension fund.
Dr. Atul Gawande will lead the Boston-based Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase healthcare venture, the companies announced Wednesday.
Antitrust experts and healthcare provider representatives questioned the promised benefits of a proposed merger between pharmacy chain CVS Health and insurer Aetna during a hearing before the California insurance commissioner.
Some industry stakeholders fear that as private equity firms gobble up more and more healthcare companies, patients will lose out on choice, prices could creep higher and price transparency could decrease if public companies are taken private.
Not-for-profit Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliates scored billions of dollars in tax savings from the Trump administration's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in December 2017, which lowered the corporate tax rate to 21% from 35% and eliminated the alternative minimum tax.