Montefiore's Burke Rehabilitation Hospital opened what it says is the nation's first family-caregiver resource center in a rehab hospital. They're also rare in acute-care hospitals, but efforts to reduce readmissions could convince hospitals to add them.
Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente saw a 47% drop in operating income in the second quarter of 2018 compared with the prior-year period, despite reporting higher revenue.
Tenet Healthcare CEO Ron Rittenmeyer said his hospital chain has improved the performance of its revenue cycle subsidiary, Conifer Health Solutions, enough to justify a higher price.
A Navigant study found 24% of academic medical centers received penalties for their performance on three of the CMS' value-based payment programs in fiscal 2018 while 13.7% of community hospitals received penalties.
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.
The shift toward value-based payment in healthcare that countless advocates say will cut costs and improve the quality of care isn't without its downsides. This week's earnings show the evolution is weighing on some providers' bottom lines.
Hospitals have adopted a take-no-prisoners approach in the fight with Big Pharma over the 340B drug discount program. Can this strategy hold as Congress, oversight agencies, the courts and the Trump administration ratchet up scrutiny of the program?