The CMS' lack of guidance on a new requirement for hospitals to notify Medicare patients why they are receiving observation care could cause hospitals to lose billing privileges and patients, providers say.
Not-for-profit hospitals operate in a system that expects them to provide benefits to the community, without necessarily requiring it.
Bundled payments are fraught with surprises and challenges, but adopting a value-based payment mindset can have far reaching benefits to patients, physicians and hospitals.
HCA Holdings is planning a massive expansion of urgent-care centers and free-standing emergency departments this year as it builds out patient access points in its 14 major markets.
An uncertain future in a post-ACA world could eliminate many of the gains community health centers have made over the past decade.
HHS must improve both how it measures and plans to increase the use of EHRs in post-acute care settings, according to a GAO report.
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.
A federal appeals court has affirmed that states can engage in exclusive bargaining agreements with healthcare unions without violating workers' First Amendment rights.