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Ochsner promises upgrades for north Louisiana hospitals

Ochsner promises upgrades for north Louisiana hospitals

By Associated Press  |  September 24, 2018

Ochsner Health System will make improvements to the safety-net hospitals in north Louisiana under its new management deal to operate the facilities, the head of the healthcare company said Monday as the oversight contracts were officially signed.

Q&A with Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital CEO on expansion, public health

Q&A with Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital CEO on expansion, public health

By Matthew Weinstock  |  September 22, 2018

Like its namesake, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital isn't satisfied standing pat. The Hollywood, Fla., hospital is adding floors and has been pushing northward, expanding its services to Palm Beach County. New CEO Caitlin Beck Stella talks about the hospital's growth strategy.

SWAT team superheroes drop by Colo. children's hospital

SWAT team superheroes drop by Colo. children's hospital

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 22, 2018

Members of the Aurora (Colo.) Police Department's SWAT team donned superhero costumes to rappel down the sides of Children's Hospital Colorado last week to surprise the young patients inside.

Mergers yield minimal supply chain savings

Mergers yield minimal supply chain savings

By Alex Kacik  |  September 21, 2018

Many providers cite savings on services and supply chain as a sizable factor driving their mergers and acquisitions. But a new paper shows bundling purchases and standardization don't save as much as they think.

RACs seek to regain reviewing privileges for Medicare claims

RACs seek to regain reviewing privileges for Medicare claims

By Virgil Dickson  |  September 19, 2018

Recovery audit contractors recouped more than $400 million in improper Medicare payments in fiscal 2016 and are now urging Congress to increase their ability to review more claims. But Hospitals want to further reduce the amount of claims RACs review.

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