Innovation5 Issues Impeding Healthcare Innovation Progress
Politico gathering shines a light on healthcare's sticking spots.
FinanceSupreme Court Hears Medicare DSH Formula Dispute: What's at Stake
The case could result in hospitals receiving billions of dollars in additional money from the federal government.
FinanceAMA Delegates Support Site-Neutral Insurance Payments
Delegates generally agreed that making payments site-neutral would help private practices survive financially at a time when many physician groups...
StrategyNew Medicaid Waivers Available for Short-Term Residential Mental Health Services
The added flexibility allows states to request Medicaid waivers to cover treatment in an institution for mental disease for certain...
FinanceIf Anthem's Policy Spreads, 1 in 6 ER Visits Could Be Denied Coverage
If the cost savings are there, other insurers will likely follow in Anthem's footsteps.
FinanceAMA President: It's Still 'No' to Single Payer
But Barbara McAneny, MD, applauds the recently signed legislative ban on pharmacy gag clauses.
Medicare For All? CMS Chief Warns Program Has Enough Problems Already
Medicare often pays higher-than-necessary rates to doctors and hospitals and can't take steps used by private insurers to control costs,...
NursingPassed Your Accreditation Survey? Brace for Heightened CMS Scrutiny Anyway
Concerned about discrepancies among accrediting organization surveys and its own findings, CMS plans to make deficiency reports more accessible to...
FinanceCHS Subsidiary Pleads Guilty to Criminal Fraud Atop $260M Settlement
Executives fired some hospital administrators who opposed their illegal revenue-driving initiatives, the DOJ says.
Finance'Deeply Disappointed': Hospitals Urge CMS to Change Course on OPPS 2019
Two major hospital groups suggested separately that CMS had overstepped its legal authority in proposals for next year.
FinanceProposed Rule Would Eliminate ASC Transfer Agreement Requirements
Ambulatory surgery centers would no longer be required to have a written transfer agreement with a hospital or ensure that...
StrategyPhRMA, AHA Trade Blame, Barbs on High Drug Prices
Drug makers launch PR campaign blaming higher drug costs on hospital markups. Hospitals call the claims 'a brazen misrepresentation of...