Hospitals that had the worst readmission rates prior to the Affordable Care Act improved the most, the authors found.
An appeals court on Tuesday dropped more than half of a $434 million settlement HCA is paying for failing to follow through on part of a 14-year deal. HCA will pay $188 million to the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City for not investing in capital improvements as part of a merger deal.
Dr. Gilbert Padula is Summa Health System's new medical director for the Summa Health Cancer Institute, starting Jan. 30.
Community hospitals throughout Cook County are acting as de facto trauma centers for gunshot victims who show up in their emergency rooms, despite not having specialized teams to treat them.
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on Tuesday stressed the important role healthcare providers should play in promoting the value of addressing social determinants of health as a community good.
As a growing proportion of Medicare dollars are funneled into value-based payment programs, providers are increasingly concerned about accounting for the impact of social risk factors on performance.
Vitas Healthcare, based in Miami, is denying that it paid kickbacks to Dr. Farid Fata, who is serving a 45-year prison sentence for putting hundreds of patients through needless cancer treatments.