StrategyWonky Supreme Court Ruling on Medicare DSH Formula to Affect More Than Money
Moving forward, the government will have to complete notice-and-comment rulemaking for a broader set of its decisions.
FinancePhysician Compensation Rises Across Most Specialties
Pay for primary care physicians rose 3.4% between 2017 and 2018, according to a new MGMA study.
FinanceHospitals Accused of Paying Doctors Large Kickbacks in Quest for Patients
Hospitals are eager to get particular specialists on staff because they bring in business that can be highly profitable. But...
Keep Bonuses Coming for New Medicare Models, Senators Told
Extending them for another 3 years isn't enough, physcian associations tell a Senate committee.
For the First Time, Employed Docs Outnumber Self-employed Docs
The milestone continues a long-term trend that has shifted the distribution of physicians away from ownership of private practices.
Healthcare Labor Unions Flex Their Muscles
Recent events spotlight concerns about caring for underserved, VA staffing
FinanceAHA Study Finds 'Drastic' Income, Health Differences Between Hospital Outpatients and ASC Patients
Hospitals push back against CMS's policy shift on site-neutral payments for outpatient services.
Clinical CareGender Gap in Physician Compensation Narrows Modestly
The overall disparity between male and female physicians decreased from 2017 to 2018, but there was wide regional variation.
FinanceDocs Generate an Average $2.4M a Year Per Hospital
Family physicians provide an excellent ROI, earning an average $241,000 as a starting salary but generating nine times that amount...
Clinical CareL.A. Care Awards $3.6M for Physician Recruitment
The nation's largest publicly operated health plan has begun its $31 million initiative to recruit primary care physicians for safety...
FinanceMedicare, Medicaid Shortchanged Hospitals $76.8B
Hospitals were paid 87 cents for every dollar they spent on care for Medicare and Medicaid patients. In addition, hospitals...
NursingCMS Seeking Public Comment on Accrediting Organizations and Conflicts of Interest
CMS is seeking public comment on whether AOs should offer consulting services.