Modern Healthcare Breaking News Latest Breaking News from Modern Healthcare en-us Modern Healthcare 144 21 Nearly a quarter of rural hospitals are on the brink of closure Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:00:00 EST Twenty-one percent of rural hospitals are at high risk of closing, according to a new report. That equates to 430 hospitals across 43 states that employ about 150,000 people and generate about $21.2 billion in patient revenue. Insurers, hospitals agree in telling CMS to keep 'silver-loading' Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:00:00 EST Insurers, hospitals and state regulators are wary of the CMS ending "silver-loading" on Affordable Care Act plans. Industry, analysts clash over scope of balance billing legislation Wed, 20 Feb 2019 16:00:00 EST As congressional lawmakers work on legislation to end surprise medical bills, industry wants to keep it simple. And narrow. House lawmakers to investigate measles outbreak Wed, 20 Feb 2019 16:00:00 EST A key congressional health committee will launch an investigation into the measles outbreak next week, as FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb warns federal action may be required because of lax state vaccination laws. Dignity Health saw rocky end to 2018 as revenue and investments tumble Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:00:00 EST Dignity Health weathered investment losses in the latter half of 2018, but its revenue also took a hit. CVS' bottom line sags after Aetna takeover Wed, 20 Feb 2019 08:00:00 EST CVS Health reported higher revenue but a net loss in the fourth-quarter—the first period for reporting some contribution from its newly acquired health insurer Aetna. CMS lost $84M in two years for ineligible nursing home stays Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:00:00 EST The CMS pays millions of dollars a year to nursing homes for taking care of older adults who do not qualify for coverage, according to an investigation by HHS' inspector general. CHS shrinks loss in fourth quarter Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:00:00 EST Community Health Systems reported a $328 million loss in fourth quarter,, which compares favorably with the year-earlier quarterly loss of $2 billion. Healthcare spending will hit 19.4% of GDP in the next decade, CMS projects Wed, 20 Feb 2019 16:00:00 EST Healthcare spending growth will rise at an annual average of 5.5% over the next decade, slightly faster than in the past few years, due to the aging of the baby boomers and healthcare price growth, the CMS reported Wednesday. Mayo Clinic latest health system to report hit by volatile equities market Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:00:00 EST Mayo Clinic's investment returns swung $964 million lower into negative territory in 2018 year-over-year as the not-for-profit system weathers volatile markets.