Christopher Cheney is the senior finance editor at HealthLeaders Media.
This week's anticipated Senate vote on a repeal-and-replace plan for the Affordable Care Act is likely the GOP's last chance to enact healthcare reform this year.
Dozens of hospital patients who were evacuated from the U.S. Virgin Islands have received care in Puerto Rico that is reimbursable under a federal program.
The Cleveland-based health system has set ambitious multi-year goals for making changes across its clinical, physical, and operational initiatives.
Hospital expectations remain low for financial performance in the first year of the mandatory bundled-payments program for hip and knee replacements.
The health system's approach to delivering value to patients realizing cost-efficiency gains from consolidation, cost-cutting, and the deployment of a new performance-measurement methodology.
Understanding variations in risk for different categories of patients is critical to setting successful strategic approaches to managing exposure in risk-based contracts.
For the upcoming federal fiscal year, Medicare payment rules and methodologies for hospital inpatient care feature a payment-rate hike and $800 million increase in uncompensated-care reimbursement.
The politics of repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act have soured, leaving President Trump and repeal-minded Republicans in Congress with few paths forward on healthcare reform.
A Massachusetts-based skilled-nursing facility sets a high bar for quality, invests in staffing and HIT, and has created operational efficiencies based on the proximity of its facilities.
The primary elements of UnityPoint Health Meriter Hospital's bundled-payment model are care navigators, relationships with cost-effective skilled nursing facilities, and a robust home-health capability.