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.
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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.
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.
Community Health Systems reported a $328 million loss in fourth quarter,, which compares favorably with the year-earlier quarterly loss of $2 billion.
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.
As congressional lawmakers work on legislation to end surprise medical bills, industry wants to keep it simple. And narrow.
Dignity Health weathered investment losses in the latter half of 2018, but its revenue also took a hit.
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.
Insurers, hospitals and state regulators are wary of the CMS ending "silver-loading" on Affordable Care Act plans.
An overwhelming majority of all Tennessee's maternity deaths in 2017 could have been prevented, according to a new report released Tuesday that was commissioned to address the state's high maternal deaths.
Medicaid expansion and funding face serious political challenges in several Western and Great Plains states, following expansion ballot initiatives and legislative and gubernatorial elections in those states.
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.
Catholic Health Initiatives was hit by the sharp year-end downturn in the stock market in 2018, posting a bottom line loss of $424.3 million, a $627 million swing from the year-earlier quarterly profit of $203.6 million.
Last week insurers notched additional wins in their fight against the Trump administration's cutoff of CSRs. But with policy changes coming to sort out silver-loading, experts predict a messy outcome.
St. Louis-based SSM Health implemented an initiative that encourages security officers to be a more active part of the care team in order to spot potentially violent incidents with patients before they escalate.
HHS is using a public approach to enforcing its rules on healthcare stakeholders.
Among all the proffered panaceas for reducing America's high healthcare costs, price transparency is the least likely to make a major dent in the problem.
Centene Corp. CEO Michael Neidorff says the large Medicaid managed-care plan is well positioned to deliver high quality products that lower costs.
An online community launched by twin doctors aims to encourage minorities to enter healthcare by offering information about careers and education.
Each year we reflect upon the Top 25 Women in Healthcare award recipients and their accomplishments. What sets this year's honorees apart are their diverse experiences and world views. And, one significant trait all of these leaders share is humility.