FinanceMedPAC: Even Efficient Hospitals Can't Cover Costs with Medicare Reimbursement
The panel is recommending that Congress raise reimbursement rates for 2020 and restructure hospital quality incentive programs.
FinanceHHS Releases 2020 Budget Ahead of Azar's Grilling on Capitol Hill
The budget proposal includes less discretionary authority and more mandatory funding than last year's proposal.
StrategyCivica Rx Adds 12 Health Systems as Founding Members
The alliance, which was formed last year by seven health systems and three philanthropic organizations, aims to tamp down drug...
StrategyHow The Government Shutdown Affects Health Programs
Outstanding bills are putting the squeeze on some important health-related initiatives as the shutdown drags on.
FinanceRisk-Adjustment Fix Finalized for 2018 After Bout of Uncertainty
Officials have made no secret of their disdain for the ACA, so some accused them of making an excuse to...
Is Trump Pushing Health Insurance Innovation Or An ACA Rollback?
Coupled with other ongoing efforts by the Trump administration to gut Obamacare, policy experts predict the ideas would further foster...
StrategyCalifornia Requires More Charity Care from CHI-Dignity Megamerger
The combined organization, CommonSpirit Health, will operate 140 hospitals, with 31 of them in California, where the attorney general's office...
FinanceSite-Neutral Payments Finalized Despite Hospitals' Objections
The policy change constitutes a 40% reduction for some hospital outpatient departments.
StrategyWisconsin Wins Federal Approval for Medicaid Work Requirements
The state is the fifth to secure approval for such a program, but a federal judge blocked Kentucky's waiver last...
FinanceHospitals Should Be Bracing for Site-Neutral Payments
Even if the Trump administration were to delay its proposed site-neutral payments policy for outpatient facilities another year or longer,...
FinanceIn California, Novel Initiatives Test Cities' Power — And Will — To Tame Health Costs
Stanford Health Care operates the largest hospital system in both cities where the price cap proposal is on the ballot....
MACPAC to Urge Slowdown on Medicaid Work Requirement Approvals
The members also indicated that they want Arkansas to slow down its rollout to incorporate more protection for enrollees.