Community Health Systems has signed a definitive agreement to sell four South Carolina hospitals.
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Ascension reported higher proportions of publicly insured patients and dips in some volume metrics in the quarter ended Sept. 30 amid its transformation from being an inpatient to an outpatient provider.
The study assigned 47 patients who were diagnosed with a chronic disease to visit with a second-year medical student for 45 minutes after seeing their physician. That one-on-one session measurably improved patients' attitudes and abilities in self-managing their care.
The CMS wants to make sure it's using the right quality measures to track care given by home health agencies, which costs the agency around $18 billion every year.
New York-Presbyterian is struggling to reach an agreement to remain in the Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield network. If the two sides can't agree before Jan. 1, New York-Presbyterian estimates that about 300,000 patients could face higher charges next year.
A group of former Atrium Health employees are suing the system, claiming it has cheated thousands of employees out of pension benefits and caused them to pay more for services it rendered through the network established by the health plan it co-owns.
The partnership, which marked the clinic's first heavy play in the insurance business, vastly exceeded expectations in the first year, securing what they estimate to be a 15% share of the individual market in the 2018 open enrollment season.
The ECRI Institute on Monday launched its much-anticipated online repository for clinical guidelines. Officials hope the website will replace the federal government's National Guideline Clearinghouse, which shut down in July.
Community Health Systems has settled a lawsuit against the former CEO of its Fort Wayne, Ind., subsidiary, Lutheran Health Network, more than a year after it alleged the CEO used confidential information to lure a competitor to the Fort Wayne area.
Independent pharmacists in New York are calling for a state investigation into the practices of pharmacy benefit managers—the companies that negotiate drug prices on behalf of insurers and employers. They blame the PBMs for forcing owners to close up shop.
Seema Verma pushes telehealth, hospitals up their advertising game and Japanese authorities arrest the Nissan chairman.
Mayo Clinic says it expects to spend $908 million over the next three to five years on ongoing construction projects.
A gunman opened fire Monday afternoon on the campus of Chicago's Mercy Hospital. Four people, including the gunman, were reported dead.
In 2017, brand-name prescription drugs made up only 17% of total prescriptions filled but represented 79% of total drug spending, according to an updated study from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
Geisinger on Thursday announced the launch of a surgical redesign program aimed at expediting healing, improving pain management and reducing opioid use.
FDA unveils sweeping anti-tobacco effort to reduce underage vaping and smoking (plus more news from other sources)
Wildfire smoke threatens health, Siddhartha Mukherjee and others ponder the future of healthcare, and scientists vote on the kilogram.
Nearly a year ago, the private insurer in the state's overhauled Medicaid managed-care program slashed reimbursement rates to medical suppliers. Now a large provider is terminating its contract.
Massachusetts' dominant health system and one of its largest payers have put their merger talks on hold, after executives reportedly felt the deal was getting too complicated.
CommonWell members and Carequality participants will now have an easier time exchanging patient data, an example of vendor-driven interoperability.
More targeted enforcement activity and reduced regulatory burden led to a nearly $5 billion drop in improper Medicare payments in fiscal 2018.