The CMS has updated the star ratings on its Hospital Compare site using a new methodology that will give more hospitals one to five stars.
Anthem's CEO Gail Boudreaux, Food and Drug Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb and Optum CEO Larry Renfro are among top healthcare leaders who are likely to have a large impact on the industry in 2018.
Half of middle-market healthcare executives say they plan to merge or acquire existing businesses in 2018, setting the stage for another big year of merger and acquisition activity, according to a survey by Capital One Healthcare.
The clock is officially ticking for clinicians hoping to earn a bonus under the Quality Payment Program in 2018. The program will reward clinicians who make the leap to a 2015 certified electronic health record system.
Adult emergency departments are overwhelmed with mental health visits. There are many explanations, but the most basic is that we are missing opportunities to intervene before patients have mental health crises.
"Year One: Making an MD." is a new podcast that follows four students at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in Hempstead, N.Y., as they learn basic procedures and hone their bedside manner.
Mayo Clinic has loosened its dress and decorum policy to allow for visible tattoos, so long as they do not have words or images that convey violence, profanity or sexually explicit content.
Among the sharpest GOP battle cries in 2017 on Capitol Hill was "No bailouts for insurance companies." Yet the policy landscape is shaping up to do just that.
Talk about a New Year's hangover. Healthcare will dominate the news in 2018 as it has for much of the past decade. It's not shaping up as a good news story.
David Holmberg, CEO of Highmark Health and board chairman of Highmark, said the organization's focus is on driving utilization to the right care setting and addressing costs for all constituents.
Healthcare providers are taking lessons learned from the Ebola outbreak to improve their infectious disease preparedness, which if done correctly can be costly.
As the year begins, there are still significant policy questions surrounding programs for children's health insurance, drug pricing, opioids and more.