Former acting head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Don Berwick, MD, acknowledges healthcare providers have come a long way in the last few decades, but it's "by no means enough." >>>
The former acting head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services lauds efforts such as the Choosing Wisely campaign, which aim to reduce medical interventions "for which the risks outweigh the benefits." >>>
Health Management Associates' largest shareholder says it intends to proceed with plans to replace the sitting HMA board, hours after Community Health Systems said it would acquire the embattled hospital chain. >>>
On an earnings call, the chief executive officer of CHS offers details on the forthcoming merger with Health Management Associates. Described as a "revenue opportunity," the deal will form the largest for-profit hospital system in the U.S. >>>
CareConnect, the first provider-owned commercial health plan in New York, will offer lower prices and gives the healthcare provider "serious control" over quality and care coordination, says an NS-LIJHS executive. >>>
Violating a sacred code of philanthropy, a failing hospital received court approval to tap into the principal of an endowment meant to last into perpetuity. That kind of negative publicity doesn't help development executives at other healthcare organizations. >>>
Until recently, MU has had a bipartisan aura about it. But now the desire for a delayed deadline for Stage 2 is growing among healthcare providers and technology vendors. Could this be the moment that MU becomes another partisan issue in Washington? >>>
Competition among healthcare recruiters to place well-qualified and experienced health information technology executives is fierce. These strategic tips can help. >>>
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