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CMS offers no-risk risk contracts in primary-care initiative

By Virgil Dickson  |  May 27, 2016

Insurers wonder if CMS' latest effort to drum up interest in the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Initiative will overcome obstacles to participation in states that have laws prohibiting physician practices from taking on risk-based contracts.

IHS hospital in South Dakota threatened with funds cutoff

By Associated Press  |  May 24, 2016

The CMS threatened Monday to cut off Medicare and Medicaid funding to an Indian Health Service hospital in Rapid City—the third South Dakota hospital serving Native Americans that's been found to have serious deficiencies in recent months.

Here's what CEOs think of candidates' healthcare ideas

Here's what CEOs think of candidates' healthcare ideas

By Shannon Muchmore  |  May 21, 2016

The nation's top healthcare leaders overwhelmingly back the Affordable Care Act and support its goal of pushing providers away from fee-for-service medicine and toward delivering value-based care, according to Modern Healthcare's second-quarter CEO Power Panel poll.

Data Points for May 23, 2016

Data Points for May 23, 2016

By ModernHealthcare  |  May 21, 2016

Data Points for the week of May 23, 2016, covered the following topics: Knee and hip replacements and bundled payments for them from Medicare and the number of Americans with knee and hip replacements.

CMS talk, policy at odds in eliminating health disparities

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 21, 2016

I read with great interest the recent Q&A “We're trying to build the business case for achieving health equity,” (April 25, p. 30), based on an interview with Cara James, Ph.D., director of the CMS' Office of Minority Health.

Q&A: Universal Health CEO believes Obamacare is here to stay

Q&A: Universal Health CEO believes Obamacare is here to stay

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 14, 2016

Alan Miller, chairman and CEO of Universal Health Services, recently spoke with Modern Healthcare senior reporter Harris Meyer about the reasons for the company's improving financial performance at a time when some other for-profit hospital chains are struggling.

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