As not-for-profit health systems merge and acquire new hospitals, they're increasingly faced with the difficult question of how to raise money. Some argue it's best done as a single parent foundation, while others say fundraising is best done at the local level.
About 30% of the $3.4 trillion spent on healthcare services each year is thought to be unnecessary or wasteful. Health systems, supported by the transition to value-based payment, are changing how they practice to try to tackle the problem.
Northwell Health has installed a French-born, Michelin-honored chef to oversee all its kitchens and improve food quality.
State hospital association leaders have been quiet on the GOP's proposals to establish tough new work rules and other eligibility requirements for Medicaid, in contrast to their intense lobbying last year to protect and expand coverage.
As many rural hospitals closed their obstetric services over the last decade, researchers have seen a rise in health risks and infant mortality in some of the country's most medically underserved areas.
The CMS punted on a question from hospitals about how the agency will update its pay strategy for the Care for Joint Replacement model now that knee replacements can take place in outpatient settings. Providers say the uncertainty is causing them to worry over finances.
Healthcare made 18,500 new hires in February, marking the second consecutive month in which the sector saw declines in hiring.
Renton, Wash.-based Providence St. Joseph Health boosted its operating income to $3 million in 2017, compared with an operating loss of $255 million in 2016.
Hospitals fear UnitedHealth's new emergency department payment policy, which comes on the heel's of rival insurer Anthem's controversial ED policy, could squeeze providers' revenue.
The CMS is planning to block a UnityPoint Health hospital in Madison, Wis., from billing Medicare after uncovering multiple instances of infants being injured.
The nursing shortage is expected to persist through 2025, which will increase hospitals' expenses related to recruiting and retaining qualified employees.
The rate of opioid-related emergency department visits has risen over the last year, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, indicating the opioid crisis' impact continues to grow.