Modern Healthcare Breaking News https://www.modernhealthcare.com Latest Breaking News from Modern Healthcare en-us Modern Healthcare 144 21 https://www.modernhealthcare.com https://www.modernhealthcare.com/graphics/icons/rss.gif Nearly a quarter of rural hospitals are on the brink of closure https://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20190220/NEWS/190229999 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. https://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20190220/NEWS/190229999 Insurers, hospitals agree in telling CMS to keep 'silver-loading' https://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20190220/NEWS/190229990 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. https://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20190220/NEWS/190229990 Industry, analysts clash over scope of balance billing legislation https://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20190220/NEWS/190229988 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. https://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20190220/NEWS/190229988 House lawmakers to investigate measles outbreak https://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20190220/NEWS/190229987 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. https://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20190220/NEWS/190229987 Dignity Health saw rocky end to 2018 as revenue and investments tumble https://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20190220/NEWS/190229994 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. https://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20190220/NEWS/190229994 CVS' bottom line sags after Aetna takeover https://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20190220/NEWS/190229998 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. https://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20190220/NEWS/190229998 CMS lost $84M in two years for ineligible nursing home stays https://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20190220/NEWS/190229991 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. https://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20190220/NEWS/190229991 CHS shrinks loss in fourth quarter https://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20190220/NEWS/190229986 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. https://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20190220/NEWS/190229986 Healthcare spending will hit 19.4% of GDP in the next decade, CMS projects https://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20190220/NEWS/190229989 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. https://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20190220/NEWS/190229989 Mayo Clinic latest health system to report hit by volatile equities market https://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20190219/NEWS/190219938 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. https://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20190219/NEWS/190219938