Fresenius Medical Care announced Tuesday it has completed the $2 billion purchase of home dialysis devicemaker NxStage Medical.
Healthcare spending growth will rise at an annual average of 5.5% over the next decade, slightly faster than in the past few years, due to the aging of the baby boomers and healthcare price growth, the CMS reported Wednesday.
Healthcare added 50,200 new jobs in December, up 56% from November and marking the most hires in one month since at least 1990. Three-quarters of new hires were in the ambulatory sector.
Ascension Texas has hired physicians who were formerly employed by Little River Healthcare and purchased the assets of practices that were affiliated with the bankrupt provider. Ascension plans to reopen the facilities on Jan. 8.
The New Jersey Department of Health says more than 3,000 patients at a surgery center may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
The number of outpatient centers has swelled, illustrating healthcare's transition from vast acute-care footprints to more convenient outpatient space.
The health system's three-story, 100,000-square-foot outpatient center features primary and specialty care, including dermatology and neurosurgery, as well as an outpatient surgery center.
Officials for the health system, known as the safety net for the region, hope modern outpatient clinics and a short, comprehensive name attract more insured patients to boost net patient revenue.
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.