Insurance industry officials want the CMS to give them a leading role in any pilot progams allowing the feds to pay for housing and similar social needs of patients.
Safety-net hospitals, like Mount Sinai on Chicago's West Side, often provide a broad array of community benefit programs that aren't adequately captured by the current tax reporting framework.
Modern Healthcare's 20th annual resource guidebook is filled with statistics, rankings and financial figures that shaped the healthcare industry over the last year.
Keck Medicine of USC CEO Thomas Jackiewicz is positioning the organization to take on bundled payments, as well as to acquire new hospitals.
California and New York regulators approved health insurer Cigna Corp.'s acquisition of pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts, bringing the $67 billion deal a step nearer to closing.
A federal advisory panel for Medicaid wants HHS to better monitor Medicaid's biggest supplemental payment program for hospitals after finding that states have been overspending billions of dollars.
As the year comes to a close, CHI-Dignity are poised to create a mega health system. Meanwhile, in D.C., budget drama unfolds like a reality T.V. show.
A Kentucky appeals court says the secret testimony from a former president of one of the world's largest manufacturers of dangerously addictive opioid painkillers must be released to the public.
WellSpan Health has achieved an 85% compliance rate for CMS' sepsis treatment bundle largely because of a remote team of nurses who surveil patients' vital signs and sepsis alerts from the EHR.
At the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's 30th annual conference, social determinants of health were the central theme in several keynote speeches and presentations. Leaders like Dr. Don Berwick called on providers to make this part of their mission.
Commentary: It's time for a 21st century Hill-Burton plan, not to build hospitals but to re-invent healthcare
Healthcare leaders know that the world is changing, and that they should refocus and become a force for health creation and preservation in their communities. But they need incentives to make the change.