A new Health Affairs study found opioid-related deaths in hospitals quadrupled from 2000 to 2014 as providers cared for patients with more severe cases of pain addiction.
MedPAC heard contrasting messages from trade groups and hospitals about the impact of a controversial policy that requires doctors to sign off on certain procedures done by hospital staffers.
Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care has turned its focus to Wisconsin's largest healthcare provider after walking away from its merger with NorthShore University HealthSystem.
Reimbursement rate increases below inflation coupled with the continued swelling of staffing and tech expenses will put a damper on not-for-profit and public healthcare next year, Moody's Investors Service said. It downgraded its outlook on the sector to negative for 2018.
Tenet Healthcare Corp. instructed executives at Detroit Medical Center to cut its workforce by 150 by the end of this year as part of the investor-owned hospital chain's previously announced companywide 1,300 layoffs.
A gunman fired through an emergency room window at a hospital Friday in Bakersfield, Calif., then walked inside, but no one was injured until police shot and wounded him soon after, authorities said.
Now that Anthem's emergency department policy how been in effect for several months in some states, hospitals and patients are beginning to feel the impact of unpaid claims and big medical bills.
Hospitals and health systems are looking to offset the continued widening gap between the cost of care and Medicare reimbursement, as well as other rising costs.
Rural hospitals continue to face fairly dire financial times. The National Rural Health Association last year suggested that more than 670 rural hospitals were at risk of closing. Since 2010, when three rural hospitals shuttered, the annual pace of closures has more than doubled.
The New York City-based orthopedics provider calls all patients before a procedure to collect patient-reported outcomes measures. The information is used to help clinicians better understand and treat their patients.
Scripps Health is eliminating chief executive positions and cutting corporate services by $30 million in order to remain "relevant and viable in a new health care era," according to the San Diego-based system's CEO.
There's a lot of partying in one patient's room at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Ill. And it's all about the hokeypokey.