The caravan of Central American migrants making its way north may well determine the future of healthcare in America.
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.
Cerner's revenue was up 5% over the third quarter of 2017, hitting $1.34 billion. The EHR vendor continues to make progress on the $10 billion VA project.
Healthcare prices grew about 16% from 2012 to 2016, which was about three times the inflation rate, according to a new report from the Health Care Cost Institute.
The American Medical Association updated its mapping tool to better flag medically-underserved areas and the social determinants affecting patients' health.
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.
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.
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.
Physicians aren't buying into CMS and private pay models that make them take on downside risk. A key reason? They're accountable for costs they can't control.
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.