Tenet Healthcare Corp. signed a definitive agreement to sell Chesterfield, Mo.-based Des Peres Hospital to St. Luke's Hospital. Tenet is continuing to offload hospitals in non-core markets to pay down its $15 billion debt load.
As Republicans and Democrats spar over how to pay for the Children's Health Insurance Program, the CBO says the price tag is now much lower.
Under a new agreement, Highmark health insurance will retain in-network access to UPMC health system hospitals in Western Pennsylvania. UPMC had planned to cut most business ties with Highmark in June 2019.
The healthcare industry added roughly 31,000 jobs in December, slightly above the 30,000 added in November, with sectors such as hospitals and physicians' office seeing significant fluctuations at the end of 2017.
Congress' short-term funding patches for the Children's Health Insurance Program have put states in the precarious position of running on fumes. But the temporary solutions may do more harm than good as they hamstring CHIP's future.
The ONC released a draft version of its interoperability framework, in which it sets out principles for health information networks to adopt to more effectively share digital health information.
Quartet raises $40 million, CMS covers Abbott's glucose monitor, and Jeff Sessions makes congress members mad about marijuana.
The rule is part of the Trump administration's objective to encourage competition in the health insurance markets and lower the cost of coverage. But experts say expanding access to association health plans could weaken the individual health insurance market.
Large health systems and hospital chains are urging the CMS to give them the same opportunities as small practices to more easily comply with MACRA.
The partnership reflects the ever-increasing shift toward value-based care, the head of VirtualHealth said.
The American College of Physicians has created an initiative designed to promote physician wellness and reverse the rising rate of clinician burnout.
Catholic-sponsored SSM Health has fortified its growing Midwest footprint with the addition of four hospitals, eight post-acute facilities and dozens of outpatient sites from the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes.