The CMS is appearing to blink in its stare-down with Florida over Medicaid expansion. The agency informed state officials last week that it tentatively plans to renew a waiver that has provided Florida billions in supplemental Medicaid funding to help hospitals with uncompensated-care costs.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has assembled a commission to survey the healthcare and hospital economics in the state, and none of the appointees are hospital executives or lawmakers.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott followed through last week on his threat to file a lawsuit alleging HHS is illegally trying to coerce the state into expanding Medicaid eligibility by threatening to end funding for hospitals that care for low-income patients.
The Texas Medical Board's recent decision to limit the practice of telemedicine runs counter to the national trend. Most states are seeking to expand their use of such services to increase healthcare access and reduce costs.
Kaiser Permanente Georgia, a branch of the Oakland, Calif.-based healthcare giant, plans to open a 157,000-square-foot information technology campus in midtown Atlanta, creating 900 jobs in health IT by 2019.
To address an ongoing faculty controversy, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is considering adding a new layer to its tenure-renewal process, but it also plans to keep its current system of renewing faculty appointments every seven years, a senior institution official said.
Phoebe Putney Health System will keep the Albany, Ga., hospital whose acquisition gave it a monopoly there.
Hospitals in Maryland are seeing impressive progress in reducing readmission rates and preventing patient harm from hospital-acquired infections, medication errors and other safety events, according to a report released last week by the state's hospital association.
An activist investor pushing for change at Brookdale Senior Living has put forward a slate of three nominees for the company's board to help usher in a corporate restructuring.
The nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for a patient with it filed a lawsuit last week against the parent company of the Dallas hospital where she worked.
Five Maryland-based health systems plan to form a non-ownership alliance to strengthen their performance under the state's global budget reimbursement system.
The CMS will not renew a Medicaid waiver in Florida expiring in June that provides more than $1 billion a year to help the state's hospitals cover uncompensated-care costs for low-income and uninsured patients.
WellStar Health System and Emory University have entered discussions to create a combined organization that would bring nearly a dozen hospitals under a single umbrella.
Birmingham, Ala.-based HealthSouth Corp. has agreed to purchase Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital in Lexington, Ky.
Orlando (Fla.) Health continued to improve its operating margin in its fiscal first quarter with higher admissions and an improved payer mix.
Broward Health is bucking a trend by investing in inpatient rather than outpatient facilities. The Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based system plans to add 54 inpatient beds to its hospital in Coral Springs.
Inovalon, a firm offering analytics to healthcare customers, is seeking $500 million in an initial public offering, the first digital health IPO of the year. The Bowie, Md.-based company will be listed on the Nasdaq, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
Hospitals and health systems have been rapidly employing physicians to help meet the goals of healthcare reform. But the integration has been far from smooth.
Florida will liquidate the assets of a Medicare Advantage insurer, ending the company's short and troubled history.
Yet another healthcare worker has been sentenced in connection with a $200 million fraud scheme the federal government has called one of the largest in U.S. history.