Researchers say making changes to Medicaid would take a heavy financial toll on hospitals in many underserved areas.
Before population health management became a common term inside the healthcare set, Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, N.J., applied the approach to members of its growing Asian-American community.
A healthcare program focused on Asian-Americans is improving health and saving money.
Profits at the more than 4,800 U.S. community hospitals continued their steady rise last year, hitting $76.1 billion, a 43% increase since 2011.
Tenet Healthcare Corp. signed a definitive agreement to sell Chesterfield, Mo.-based Des Peres Hospital to St. Luke's Hospital. Tenet is continuing to offload hospitals in non-core markets to pay down its $15 billion debt load.
Under a new agreement, Highmark health insurance will retain in-network access to UPMC health system hospitals in Western Pennsylvania. UPMC had planned to cut most business ties with Highmark in June 2019.
The healthcare industry added roughly 31,000 jobs in December, slightly above the 30,000 added in November, with sectors such as hospitals and physicians' office seeing significant fluctuations at the end of 2017.
The American Hospital Association's newly released 2018 report on hospital finance and utilization trends shows that collective profits among the nation's roughly 4,800 community hospitals increased to $76.1 billion in 2016, up from $73.3 billion in 2015.
Catholic-sponsored SSM Health has fortified its growing Midwest footprint with the addition of four hospitals, eight post-acute facilities and dozens of outpatient sites from the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes.
Hackensack Meridian Health and JFK Health finalized their merger to create a combined entity with 16 hospitals throughout New Jersey, the companies announced Wednesday.
Starting this week, Joint Commission surveyors will cite hospitals if they witness employees who fail to follow proper hand hygiene guidelines.
Just days after a federal court dismissed a hospital coalition's lawsuit challenging the CMS' Medicare cuts to 340B hospitals, Capitol Hill lawmakers pressed ahead with their own battle over the program.