Public health officials were hopeful that the president would declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency, opening the door to millions in federal funding.
Under the deal, Envision's American Medical Response will be combined with KKR's Air Medical Group Holdings to create a medical transportation behemoth serving more than 5 million patients annually across 46 states and the District of Columbia.
Tenet Healthcare, the nation's third-largest investor-owned hospital chain, wants to offload facilities that don't fit its long-term strategy so it can focus on its primary markets where it is first or second in market share.
Large employers are seeing a 5% increase in healthcare costs from last year. Similar increases have occured over the past five years.
Dr. Patrick Conway, who has served with the CMS' in various roles since 2011, will take over from the health plan's president and CEO Brad Wilson, who is retiring.
Iowa's plan to cut nearly $37 million annually in Medicaid spending and slow down enrollment puts the financial stability of the state's hospitals at risk, according to the state's hospital assocation.
The controversial competitive bidding program saved the CMS $26 billion over 10 years. Yet, similar savings could be obtained through a market-based approach, a new study found.
The group urged Congress to take bipartisan action by the end of September to stabilize the individual insurance market until a longer-term resolution can be achieved, and to protect healthcare access and coverage.
California hospitals could claw back hundreds of millions of dollars in Medicaid payments after a federal appeals court ruled HHS didn't have appropriate evidence to approve the state's outpatient care pay cuts.
The deadline has been extended to submit nominations for Modern Healthcare's annual Up & Comers recognition. Nominees must be no older than 40 as of the submission deadline, which is now Aug. 11.
Providers at community health centers are vulnerable to burnout associated with adopting new delivery system reforms in the push to value-based care, a new study finds.
With their relatively lower cost, some hospitals are choosing to use internet, or cloud-based, electronic health record systems over local server-based systems.