Payment models introduced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are intended to drive efficiency in the care of Medicare patients by bundling episodes of care and may vary with each hospital's negotiated contract. >>>
State monitors do not appear to be concerned about the red ink in Steward's first year of operation. The for-profit system obeyed mandates related to its 2010 acquisition of six hospitals owned by non-profit Caritas Christi Health Care, a Massachusetts report says. >>>
Prime Healthcare Services has announced two separate acquisitions of financially troubled hospitals in New Jersey and Kansas. Tenet signed a joint venture with John Muir Health in California. >>>
The IRS has already said it will not enforce penalties for not obtaining health insurance, but according to an exception-filled set of rules proposed by the White House, there wouldn't be much to enforce even if the agency were willing. >>>
Researchers examining ambulatory care data find continued overuse of non-beneficial, potentially harmful care. >>>
Medicare has paid millions of dollars it should not have for incarcerated patients. Now it's cracking down. Hospitals without sound financial policies governing these patients could be stuck with no payment and no recourse. >>>
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Los Angeles Times, February 4, 2013
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The Hill, January 30, 2013
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