The partial government shutdown has ground some healthcare activities to a halt, but other key agencies remain funded.
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Children's hospital administrators are concerned the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act could cut into their fundraising revenue by reducing the financial incentive to give to charities.
John Couris thinks leaders in the healthcare industry should think big or go home. During his first year as CEO of Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital, the region's largest safety-net facility, Couris has given his staff implicit instructions and a road map to be No. 1.
Let's acknowledge that the CMS star-rating system spurs activities that raise costs without improving outcomes and begin rethinking the concept of quality measurement in healthcare.
340B proponents feel Democratic control of the House may have pivoted the conversation toward adding reporting and transparency requirements and away from cutting reimbursement.
Following a successful third quarter, UnitedHealth Group will report its fourth-quarter earnings for 2018.
The Trump administration continues its verbal assault on high drug prices, and more-concrete regulatory action is expected this year.
As 9,000-plus executives descended on San Francisco last week for the annual festival of finance known as the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, things got a little intense, with steep prices all around.
Approximately 84,000 people have been hospitalized so far this flu season, which experts say points to signs of a milder season compared to last year that saw more than 80,000 deaths.
The CMS is giving new accountable care organizations one month to apply to a new program forcing them to take on more risk. But the providers say that deadline is far too short.
Doctors who specialize in female pelvic medicine say lawsuits by four states over products used to treat pelvic floor disorders might scare patients away from the best treatment options.
Even though purchased services account for approximately 20% of a hospital's total operating costs, it is often an overlooked sector.
California's attorney general asked a bankruptcy judge to block the sale of two Verity Health hospitals to Santa Clara County while he appeals the judge's ruling to let the deal proceed without the AG's conditions.
The New York State Department of Health has agreed to a deal with Independence Care System to wind down its managed long-term care plan and transition members to a different insurer.
Martin Gottesfeld said he has no regrets for the cyberattacks he orchestrated on Boston Children's Hospital and a treatment home in 2014, which cost the facilities tens of thousands of dollars and disrupted operations for days.
The Philadelphia-based academic health systems have an exclusive 90-day window to determine whether the acquisition will be a good fit. They will also evaluate the sale of Temple's interest in Health Partners Plans.
Here's hoping the pink wave washes the label of “women's issues” off the legislative agenda.
The CMS is working to improve a new rule requiring hospitals to post chargemaster prices on their websites after experts said the data wouldn't help consumers, Administrator Seema Verma said Thursday.
Health systems and insurers explained their breakthrough deals, showcased their cost-cutting game plans and discussed harnessing technology at the 37th J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference.
Several major healthcare lawsuits are moving ahead despite the partial federal government shutdown, while federal judges have delayed others.