Catholic hospitals operate under religious directives prohibiting them from performing certain reproductive health services, including abortions. As Catholic providers grow by acquiring non-Catholic hospitals, a study reports it's affecting access to that care.
The doctor will serve nearly 17 years in federal prison and repay $34 million for his part in a more than $50 million Medicare fraud scheme.
It remains unclear whether Republicans and Democrats on the Senate health committee can overcome their disagreement over whether GOP proposals to let states and insurers offer cheaper health plans with less comprehensive benefits should be included in the market stabilization package.
While hospitals continue to drive the national economy as the leading employers in the industry, employment in outpatient care, where wages are markedly lower, has grown at six times the rate of hospitals. Consolidation may have given employers leverage in setting wages with workers.
The manager of a Florida nursing home where eight people died following Hurricane Irma has a history of healthcare fraud accusations.
Physician management firm Summit Health will expand outside of New Jersey through new partnerships in Oregon and Phoenix.
While many large hospital systems have been busy wooing smaller suitors to join their networks, UChicago has mainly expanded its reach through less formal affiliations that give community hospitals the branding power and expertise of UChicago without having to merge.
Epic's new product lets patients share their records with providers in what the company is calling "patient-driven interoperability."
Tenet's share rose sharply in after-hours trading Wednesday amid reports that the hospital chain is exploring a possible sale of the company.
Four Republican senators unveiled a radical proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act by handing states $1.2 trillion in ACA subsidies and letting them design their own coverage systems with few limitations on what they could do.
As the CMS' multipayer model experiments show promising results, clinicians hope the agency will launch more. Value-based models that only target Medicare enrollees may not be enough to give providers incentives to move away from fee-for service.
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