Beyond the Byline is a new podcast from Modern Healthcare that gives you insight into the industry news and analysis that you rely on. Every other week, tune in to hear from our reporters who will give you the behind-the-scenes reporting that often ends up on the cutting room floor but can provide greater context into the latest news and events.
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.
In Episode #2, Ginger Christ explains how Modern Healthcare refuted CMS' claim that nursing homes with lower quality ratings were more likely to have COVID cases and related deaths. The situation underscores the caution reporters must take with claims from the federal government as the public processes the data from the pandemic in real time.