The House Veteran's Affairs Committee begins what is likely to be a long oversight process of Cerner's hefty contract to modernize the VA's electronic health record system.
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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius claimed the top spot on Modern Healthcare's 2018 Healthcare Law Firms Survey, based on the number of healthcare lawyers employed in 2017. Source: Modern Healthcare's 2018 Healthcare Law Firms Survey. Published June 25/July 2, 2018.
In 2013, Sister Mary Maurita Sengelaub was inducted into Modern Healthcare's Health Care Hall of Fame. This year, she'll be celebrating another milestone as a testament to a lifetime of good health; June 28 will mark Sister Mary Maurita's 100th birthday.
Rural hospitals with a relatively large amount of lab revenue may be jumping through a healthcare contracting loophole.
Although healthcare costs continue to rise, the number of Americans having trouble paying their bills dropped between 2011 and the first half of 2017. Some of that can be attributed to increased coverage via the Affordable Care Act. Still, medical debt continues to be a pervasive problem.
By improving adherence to rehab regimens, Reflexion Health wants to improve outcomes.
The hospital industry welcomed CMS' decision to delay the July release of star ratings, and it's unclear if the Hospital Compare program can be fixed.
The growing availability of personalized estimator tools makes it harder for hospitals to argue they shouldn't be required to publish prices, as the CMS wants.
After facing intense pressure to stop separating immigrant children from their parents, President Donald Trump issued an executive order to end the policy. Unfortunately, his vow to maintain the "zero tolerance" policy will put more children in detention facilities.
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.
Researchers have found no correlation between the prevalence of population-based value-based payment models and total cost of care. Does that mean we've been on the wrong track? In a word, no. Value, as a principle, remains as solid as ever.
For the first time in the AMA's history, the group elected women as president and president-elect. Dr. Patrice Harris will be the next president after Dr. Barbara L. McAneny serves a year in the top office.
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.
AHIP's focus on issues like food, housing and transportation—factors experts say have a profound impact on a patient's health—showed insurers are beginning to pay attention to what happens outside of the hospital, even if returns are still hard to measure.
In the middle of 2017, healthcare organizations and other companies were hit with two huge ransomware attacks. The struggle for digital security continues.
A new report that studied 14 Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans covering 37.1 million people found administrative costs grew by 5.9% in 2017, the highest rate since 2013.
Police killings of unarmed black people harm the mental health of black Americans living nearby, Mayo Clinic and a U.K. company explore blockchain, and Koko the gorilla dies.
While private insurers, Medicare and Medicaid policies took steps to combat the opioid epidemic, they often missed opportunities to encourage patients to take safer, more effective alternatives to prescription opioids.