Deaths per day from the coronavirus in the U.S. are on the rise again, just as health experts had feared, and cases are climbing in nearly every state, despite assurances from President Donald Trump over the weekend that "we're rounding the turn, we're doing great."
The North Carolina Healthcare Association, the hospital trade group, has endorsed State Treasurer Dale Folwell's Democratic challenger. It is a rare instance of a healthcare lobby seeking to topple an incumbent.
Texas regulators approved the sale of three hospitals via a Certificate of Public Advantage law, despite scrutiny from federal overseers. Modern Healthcare Hospital Operations Reporter Alex Kacik spoke with Finance Reporter Tara Bannow to discuss how the framework of the COPA could spur more hospital mergers and acquisitions.
HCA Healthcare has weathered the coronavirus pandemic a little bit better than most health systems. Part of HCA’s ability to navigate the pandemic can be attributed to a long-standing approach to become what leaders there call a learning organization.
Revenue for the three months ended Sept. 30 totaled $2.8 billion—a 42.5% increase from the prior-year period. Earnings for the nine months ended Sept. 30 totaled $6.4 billion—an 11% increase from the previous year.
Though much of healthcare has made progress with value-based payment models, most federally qualified health centers remain tethered to an outdated payment structure. Without change, many centers will not stay afloat for long.
Safety-net providers could get some financial relief from an uptick in Medicaid enrollment early next year, but it probably won't be enough to offset declines in healthcare utilization or changes to payer mix.
With coronavirus infections reaching their highest peak of the pandemic just as the election headed into the home stretch, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden took starkly different approaches to the public health crisis in appealing for votes in battleground states.
Telehealth became an instant necessity amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With its newfound prominence, it is catapulting American healthcare forward in ways that make care more accessible, adaptable and affordable.
He led two of New York City’s busiest hospitals when COVID-19 first slammed the U.S. Now Israel Rocha Jr. is set to take the helm at the county's public health system, just as hospitals brace for another virus surge.