Hospitals are urging the CMS to not finalize a proposal that will end the need for a written transfer agreement between them and ambulatory surgery centers when an ASC surgical patient is facing a medical emergency.
Tenet Healthcare Corp. CEO Ron Rittenmeyer described the company's hospital segment growth as "not acceptable," as its executives worked to convince analysts and investors that it will revive the segment.
Hospitals added 13,000 new jobs in October, 1,000 more than the prior month, when they made the most new hires of any healthcare sector. Meanwhile, ambulatory healthcare services regained the top spot, just inching out hospitals.
The historically hospital-centric system in the Chicago area is weighing preventive, outpatient and virtual care—and a consolidation of two legacy hospitals.
Venkat Bhamidipati, Providence St. Joseph's CFO, brings decades of expertise from the tech world into healthcare at a time when rapid technological advances and shifts in consumer demand are transforming care delivery.
The services offered at 250 outpatient facilities and medical offices will be consolidated among 125 ambulatory-care locations over the next two years, said Mark Frey, CEO of Amita Health.
Physician services provider Envision Healthcare Corp. is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the private equity firm KKR, the companies announced Thursday, just four months after they first announced the deal.
The ambulatory sector has dominated healthcare hiring so far in 2018, but hospitals managed to take the top spot in September, as many divisions within the ambulatory sector reported weak job growth.
The Office of Management and Budget is taking a look at a proposed rule aiming to end the practice of data-blocking.
HHS will create a patient safety database to track quality of care at ambulatory surgery centers, as they become more prevalent across the country.
The CMS wants to buck a trend of hospitals denying patient transfers from ambulatory surgery centers. The proposal is part of a broader effort to reduce providers' administrative burdens and improve access to care.
The relative growth in the number of Latinos in the U.S. is creating pressure to target more services to the Latino community, but few health systems are making the needed investments.