In previous years, success has looked like bars growing progressively taller in what was then a key metric of success: growth in admissions. For presentations this year, most health system leaders left that slide at home, replaced with days cash on hand or revenue.
Louisiana's multibillion-dollar Medicaid contracts have been scrapped after the state's chief procurement officer determined the health department mishandled the bid process for deals to provide health services to 1.5 million people.
Salt Lake City-based Intermountain aims to build a second Primary Children's Hospital campus, expand telemedicine, increase the number of pediatric emergency clinicians in rural areas and add behavioral health services.
Money raised at more than a dozen United Church of Christ congregations and a donation from the St. Louis-based Deaconess Foundation wiped away nearly $13 million in medical debt for 11,108 families in St. Louis city and county.
While a Medicare Payment Advisory Commission study found that 340B hospitals don't have incentives to buy more expensive drugs, it didn't account for differences in disease progression or a critical change in 340B payments.
We need to confront one of the most important but difficult challenges any society can face: to end racism where it originates, in the thoughts and attitudes of a country that has embraced racism, overtly and covertly, for most of its history.
Nebraska's Medicaid waiver could beat legal scrutiny by creating a two-tiered Medicaid expansion with a work requirement, but critics say the plan is too complicated, ill-conceived and won't help people work or get the care they need.
On-the-ground reports from the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, including CMS Administrator Seema Verma's claim that more states will choose to relinquish their federal Medicaid match in favor of block grants and waivers.