A small number of hospitals and health systems are turning to the courts to challenge Anthem's new policies restricting outpatient imaging and emergency department coverage. Attorneys and industry experts disagree on the cases' merits.
Assistant Managing Editor David May recently talked with Dr. Lloyd Minor about trends in training the next generation of physicians, partnerships with local tech giants, including the Apple Heart Study, and what Stanford Medicine is doing to address physician burnout.
Emory Healthcare and Walmart are creating an ACO to serve about 10,800 Walmart employees in the Atlanta area. The ACO will include a bundled-payment program for spine surgery and joint replacement.
The merger of Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System will result in 150 layoffs, according to the combined system's executive chairman. Another 49 empty positions will also be eliminated.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has ordered three California hospitals to pay out millions of dollars to local not-for-profits, declining their requests to be freed from charity obligations required under state law.
Clinicians who are assaulted by patients often don't report the incidents and when they do, hospitals are inconsistent in their response. The nation's largest accrediting body wants to change that.
Community Health Systems has signed a definitive agreement to sell Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Fla., to Adventist Health System Sunbelt Healthcare Corp.
The new Helping Healers Heal program aims to help the so-called second victims of a traumatic event—doctors, nurses and other staff members who interact with patients—and provide them with follow-up support.
The CMS has appealed a Missouri federal court's decision that stopped the agency from clawing back money from Missouri hospitals' disproportionate-share hospital allotments.
Blue pinwheels are spinning across the field in front of HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital in Springfield, Ill. Adults and children recently gathered and pinned one blue pinwheel at a time on the grassy field in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month.
A new Altarum report finds an increased rate of hospital price growth in March drove overall healthcare price acceleration to its highest rate since January 2012.
President Donald Trump is getting impatient with Congress regarding stalled VA Choice reforms, as lawmakers work on a deal.