—Steven Porter is an associate content manager and online news editor for HealthLeaders, a Simplify Compliance brand.
One reason why the deal won't harm competition is because certain Vantage health plans on the ACA exchange are already priced 60% higher than comparable Blue Cross plans, the DOJ says.
The hospitals say the purported surcharge is just a standard emergency department facility fee, like those charged by hospitals across the industry.
The memo from CMS Administrator Seema Verma acknowledged last year that three potential changes would result in 1.1 million fewer insured people and could destabilize the market.
The finding 'raises some fundamental questions' about whether ACOs are prepared to handle catastrophic health events, says MedPAC's executive director.
The current president of City of Hope Orange County offered advice and inspiration for women considering careers in male-dominated healthcare C-suites.
There's no quick fix to achieve and sustain gender parity on senior leadership teams in healthcare, but there are specific steps diversity-minded leaders can take to promote women's representation.
The meaningful factors driving vertical integration are largely market-based, not rooted in regulation, one professor told a Senate subcommittee.
The health system's new top executive comes from a CHI Health hospital with Level 1 trauma center certification.
The system's long-serving top executive will continue on as board chair for the nonprofit's newly created healthcare investment fund.
Backers of the legislation say it will help to protect rural hospitals from the encroachment of freestanding EDs that don't offer all the services that hospitals do.