Clinical CareIBM Watson Names 15 Top Health Systems for 2019
Health systems were honored for achieving better outcomes and higher patient satisfaction while keeping costs down, as rapid industry consolidation...
FinancePrimary Care Represents Less Than 5% of Medicare Spending
Primary care spending as a percentage of total spending in the Medicare program is low, according to a RAND study.
FinanceEconomic Ripples: Hospital Closure Hurts A Town's Ability To Attract Retirees
The epidemic of rural hospital closures is threatening small towns such as Celina, Tenn. The town of 1,500 has been...
StrategyConsumers Rejected Drug Plan That Mirrors Trump Administration Proposal
The CVS Caremark plan wasn't popular with customers, and CVS Health, which owns CVS Caremark, was quick to point this...
FinanceWhat to Expect at the Senate PBM Hearing
Executives from five major PBMs will take center stage on Capitol Hill Tuesday morning.
StrategyPBM Lobby Raps 'Poorly Conceived' HHS Drug Rebate Proposal
The pharmacy benefits managers-backed study says it would be 'premature' for policymakers to adopt the rule without better understanding its...
FinanceSen. Chuck Grassley Questions Insulin Pricing Efforts
In a letter released Wednesday, the Senate Finance Committee chairman said decreasing costs for patients should apply to other high-priced...
FinanceMedicare for All Could Reduce Hospital Revenues by 16%
Medicare for All could have consequential repercussions for hospital finances, according to a new JAMA report.
FinanceCommunity Health Centers More Financially Stable Under Medicaid Expansion
Facilities are faring better in states that expanded Medicaid, according to a new Commonwealth Fund report.
Clinical CareMultidrug-Resistant Infections Can Cost $4,600 Per Hospital Stay
Clostridium difficile infections in the hospital setting have the biggest treatment price tag, researchers say.
FinanceSSM Health Revenues and Net Income Jump in 2018
The St. Louis-based provider experienced significant growth among operating revenues and net income in 2018.