FinanceCMS Proposes Wage Index Hike for Rural Hospitals
The proposal aims to solve a disparity that CMS says can create 'a downard spiral' for low wage index hospitals....
FinanceA Month After Announcing WellCare Deal, Centene Produces Robust Q1 Earnings
Centene achieved strong financials during the start of 2019 as it eyes the next steps in its WellCare deal.
FinanceBayCare Revenues Top $4B, Net Income Sinks
The Clearwater, Florida-based health system released its year-end financials late last week.
FinanceMedicare Trust Fund to Fall Short After 2026, as Costs Continue to Rise
Trump administration health officials cited the annual report as evidence the government should avoid 'Medicare-for-All.'
FinanceHealthcare Industry Most Focused on Consolidation, Consumerism in 2019
A new Definitive Healthcare survey polled healthcare leaders on the most important trends of the year.
FinanceBallad Health Relies on Partnerships to Excel With Difficult Payer Mix
Ballad CFO Lynn Krutak said the health system faces significant financial challenges but has the discipline and leadership to navigate...
FinanceKPC Health Wins Approval to Buy Verity Health Hospitals
A federal bankruptcy judge approved KPC Health's $610 million bid Wednesday afternoon.
StrategyHospital Postpones $32M Upgrade After UPMC 'Divorce'
The hospital's CEO reportedly told staff the process has been 'emotionally draining and financially devastating.'
StrategyTrump's War on Middlemen Might Reach Well Beyond PBM Rebates
When policymakers say they aim to eliminate the middlemen who drive up healthcare costs, they're not just talking about prescription...
FinanceUnitedHealth Beats Estimates With Solid Q1 Earnings
UnitedHealth Group started the year off on the right foot with continued revenue growth.
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.
StrategyWillis-Knighton CEO Contract Extended Despite Retirement Plans, 'Attempted Coup'
The board gave James K. Elrod two more years at the health system's helm, despite the 81-year-old CEO's retirement plans...