Jonathan Bush has joined Firefly Health as executive chairman. He left Athenahealth last year in the wake of several allegations, including court documents that detailed "numerous physical altercations" with his now ex-wife.
Some states holding out on a tentative settlement with Purdue made it clear that they intend to object to the deal in bankruptcy court and seek to continue their lawsuits against members of the Sackler family in state courts.
The lawsuit fits into the legal battle that providers have been waging for years against the largest behavioral health plan in the country, as United Behavioral Health allegedly denied medically necessary treatment claims.
Tryon Medical Partners, the independent group the doctors look to join, fought a similar battle with Atrium Health to get physicians out of restrictive covenants and hire them for a clinic in the region.
The CMS’ much maligned hospital star-rating system is getting an overhaul, but not until 2021. Agency officials are sure to get lots of pointed opinions about the program during a listening session at its Baltimore office.
Swedish Medical Group is piloting a virtual assistant that listens in to patient visits and automatically inputs notes in the EHR—cutting down on documentation time and opening up possibilities for increased patient volume.
All people need to feel safe, valued and able to freely express concerns without stigma or shame. Yet, time and time again, we see that some of our neighbors do not seek care because they feel they will be judged and that their needs will not be understood.
Based on the VA's past estimates, the decision could cost the department $1.8 billion to $6.5 billion in reimbursements to hundreds of thousands of veterans with claims filed or pending from 2016 through 2025.
Four doctors representing physician associations told House lawmakers that onerous prior authorization requirements delay necessary patient care, lead to burnout in physicians and result in worse outcomes.
The board of trustees of not-for-profit Memorial Healthcare was warned by its former CEO and a consultant that its future was either to financially struggle and potentially face bankruptcy, or link up with one of a number of larger health systems in Michigan.
The owner of telemedicine company Video Doctor Network pleaded guilty in a Medicare fraud scheme in which he received illegal kickbacks and bribes from patient recruiters, pharmacies and brace suppliers.