An estimated 10% to 15% of the Bronx's 120,000 residents from West Africa may be infected with hepatitis B. Montefiore has launched a community outreach campaign to inform the community about health risks, screening and treatment.
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Neurology is a particularly lucrative line of business since the specialty is procedure-heavy, and Medicare and commercial insurers pay well for those procedures. Investign in neurology could help providers' bottom lines and move them up in national rankings.
Covered California is boosting its marketing budget and allowing insurers that incur unexpected losses next year to make higher profits in the years ahead. It's one example of how states are shoring up their own marketplaces, instead of waiting for the feds to lend a hand.
Tenet Healthcare Corp. now has two activist shareholders with sizable stakes in its business. Boston-based Camber Capital has purchased 5.7% of Tenet's shares, and the hedge fund has a CEO with an activist history.
ASL Strategic Value Fund managing director Steven Braverman said Community Health Systems' management has failed to return his phone calls, and the company's operational turnaround has not gotten traction.
HHS' outlier payment program has been subject to scrutiny after more than 100 hospitals manipulated data to score more reimbursement money for their exceptionally expensive patients.
Biomedical leaders hope they'll be able to find bipartisan support to stall or repeal a 2.3% excise tax on all medical devices sold in the U.S. before it comes back online on Jan. 1, 2018.
More and more medical procedures are moving to the strip mall, thanks to high-deductible insurance plans that are turning patients into penny-pinchers. Hospital systems like Edward-Elmhurst Health are reacting, hedging their bets on what have been lucrative captive practices.
A panel that advises HHS on outpatient hospital payments wants the CMS to drop a draft rule that could cut up to $1.65 billion out of the 340B discount drug program.
Acadia Healthcare CEO Joey Jacobs and other executives are joining investors Waud Capital Partners and Bain Capital Investors to sell 2.8 million shares in one of the nation's largest behavioral health chains.
Three former Republican- and Democrat-appointed HHS chiefs have four words of advice for President Donald Trump and the GOP-led Congress as Obamacare seems to be here for the foreseeable future: Don't make things worse.