The Congressional Budget Office is set to release a report detailing what could happen to insurance markets if the federal government stops making cost-sharing reduction payments.
When the 21st Century Cures Act last year included a provision requiring Medicare to account for patient backgrounds when it calculated hospital readmission penalties, safety net providers rejoiced.
The CMS has consistently penalized roughly 75% of hospitals for excessive readmissions since the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program began in 2012. The stagnant numbers have policy experts and hospitals wondering if the CMS should move on from the effort.
Physicians and nurses are stressed. Since 2013, Medscape's annual lifestyle survey has tracked a 25% spike in physician burnout rates. Other studies suggest that more than half of all nurses are burned out.
Carolinas HealthCare is finding success by converting a hospital into a stand-alone emergency department that offers primary care.
A fast-growing Chicago company that provides primary care for the elderly has inked what could be a lucrative deal to join Aetna's Medicare Advantage network.
The CMS is pushing the rate-filing deadline to Sept. 5 to give insurers time to adjust their rates to account for changes to the ACA risk adjustment formula.
After losing $70 million in the second quarter of 2017, NantHealth is now laying off about a third of its employees.
Healthcare prices rose just 1.5% in June led by the smallest increase on record that private payers were willing to pay for hospital services.
Modern Healthcare hosted a Facebook Live discussion Aug. 11 with managing editor Matthew Weinstock and reporters Rachel Arndt and Alex Kacik on Amazon's growing role in the healthcare space. If you missed the live chat, watch a replay of the session.
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