Lawmakers who want changes to the Medicaid DSH program still hope to negotiate some reforms, but the continuing resolution would secure hospitals' first-quarterly payments which are distributed by the states.
While federal and state authorities have taken action to curb flavored vaping products after a spate of illnesses related to e-cigarettes, healthcare providers are searching for their role in addressing vaping dangers.
A Houston-area hospital administrator was sentenced to 10 years in prison for defrauding Medicare of $16 million and ordered to pay nearly $6.3 million in restitution. The scheme involved bribes to steer Medicare beneficiaries to two hospitals.
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.
A burgeoning market of operators offering population health management solutions is viewed by some as essential to help the healthcare industry move toward bigger investments in addressing social needs.
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.
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.