Not-for-profit health systems are finding clever ways to reduce or avoid the new tax law's 21% excise tax on executive compensation that exceeds $1 million.
The cost of paying for top talent at health systems climbs sharply above a million dollars thanks to recent tax legislation, and many of the largest system CEOs make more than that.
Insurers and public officials have accused hospitals of entering lab test arrangements in which they agree to bill for high volumes of tests or expensive tests that sometimes were performed elsewhere.
The not-for-profit Chicago-area health systems, which announced their courtship more than two years ago and have delayed their trip down the aisle more than once, have asked Illinois regulators for permission to merge.
Blue pinwheels are spinning across the field in front of HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital in Springfield, Ill. Adults and children recently gathered and pinned one blue pinwheel at a time on the grassy field in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Rural hospitals with a relatively large amount of lab revenue may be jumping through a healthcare contracting loophole.
State legislators in New York this week approved $500,000 to launch a pilot project intended to encourage emergency department doctors to prescribe alternative treatments for pain to reduce their use of opioids.
The CMS has appealed a Missouri federal court's decision that stopped the agency from clawing back money from Missouri hospitals' disproportionate-share hospital allotments.