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UHS grows profit, even as DOJ settlement fund hits $90 million

UHS grows profit, even as DOJ settlement fund hits $90 million

By Tara Bannow  |  October 25, 2018

Even as Universal Health Services added another $48 million to its reserve fund related to an ongoing Department of Justice investigation, the health system managed to grow its profit by nearly 22% in the third quarter.

New AMA tool could help population health efforts

New AMA tool could help population health efforts

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  October 25, 2018

The American Medical Association updated its mapping tool to better flag medically-underserved areas and the social determinants affecting patients' health.

Medicaid rate increases for providers are coming next year

Medicaid rate increases for providers are coming next year

By Virgil Dickson  |  October 25, 2018

The majority of state Medicaid agencies are planning to issue raises next year for providers thanks to the stronger economy. States are also seeing the first drop in Medicaid enrollment in a decade.

New CMS pay model targets soaring drug prices

New CMS pay model targets soaring drug prices

By Harris Meyer and Virgil Dickson  |  October 25, 2018

The Trump administration's first mandatory CMS pay model is projected to save taxpayers and patients $17.2 billion over five years by shifting Medicare Part B drugs to price levels more closely aligned with what other countries pay.

NorthShore invests in orthopedics, immediate care

By Stephanie Goldberg  |  October 25, 2018

About 20 months after its star-crossed plan to merge with Advocate crashed and burned, the health system in Chicago's suburbs is betting big on specialization as well as outpatient care.

CMS denies North Carolina's proposal to pay down docs' debt

CMS denies North Carolina's proposal to pay down docs' debt

By Virgil Dickson  |  October 24, 2018

While the CMS approved North Carolina's Medicaid waiver to transition to managed care and offer federal funding to address social determinants of health, it rejected a proposal to use federal funds to pay doctors' debt.

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