The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission recommended that Congress pass legislation to consolidate most of Medicare's value-based quality programs and boost payments for high-performing hospitals.
Rising costs, government mandates and patient safety and quality were hospital CEOs' biggest concerns in 2018, per the American College of Healthcare Executives' annual survey.
The average unit price of drugs in shortage in 2016 increased 23.4%, according to a new report. One in four hospitals had to cut staff to mitigate budget pressures.
Hundreds of groups including major healthcare industry associations and hospitals sent letters to Congress and President Donald Trump urging an end to the partial government shutdown, citing health consequences of the lapsed funding.
The Trump administration is quietly considering allowing states to apply to convert their Medicaid programs into block grants that cap federal spending, which some experts say would lead to lower Medicaid payments for safety-net hospitals.
Regulations.gov, the website used to view and submit comments on federal regulations and rules, will be shut down for at least 24 hours due to technical difficulties. The site's landing page said it was closing due to the government shutdown.
North Carolina's attorney general approved hospital giant HCA Healthcare's $1.5 billion acquisition of Asheville-based Mission Health, after nabbing commitments from HCA meant to protect the state's healthcare industry.
Providers, vendors and others told the Government Accountability Office they still struggle with correctly matching patients to their records, which can theoretically put patients in danger.
The FDA is no longer accepting new generic-drug applications because of the government shutdown, which could prevent hospitals for scoring cheaper, generic alternatives.
Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson said his organization's recent initiatives to address homelessness and housing instability in the Bay Area are a first step to develop a model that could be replicated throughout the system's national network.
Steiner will replace Joel Wernick, who is retiring after 30 years as the Georgia system's top executive. Steiner currently serves as CEO of four Tenet Healthcare Corp. hospitals in Detroit.
Modern Healthcare's 20th annual resource guide features a list of the largest healthcare lobbying organizations and fuller information on lists of vendors and suppliers.