Hospitals are taking advantage of favorable borrowing rates to raise money in the bond markets for acquisitions and debt refinancing. But will they lament the binge?
Making actual generic drug acquisition costs available to third-party payers would empower health plans to negotiate lower rates and essentially level the playing field in a pharmaceutical supply chain that's shrouded in secrecy, according to a new paper.
Walnut Hill Medical Center's sudden closure exemplifies the ongoing challenges independent hospitals face as healthcare shifts to value-based payment models.
UCHealth is building five community hospitals as part of its major expansion plan in response to rapid population growth in Colorado.
Hospitals getting to long-overdue tower replacement projects and other capital needs are finding attractive interest rates on borrowings in the bond markets. Even systems with dinged finances or poor patient mixes are completing $1 billion bond offerings.
Not-for-profit hospitals faced financial pressure last year as they saw expenses rise from drug and labor costs but revenue dipped due to shrinking reimbursement, according to a new report.
The major players in both the distribution market and the PBM sector dominate their markets. And as the firms grew, prices for prescription drugs swelled, a JAMA article found.
Sanofi's commitment to limit prices to the National Healthcare Expenditure—estimated to be 5.6% annually from 2016 to 2025—is not enough, healthcare experts said.
Physicians prescribed fewer drugs that were being promoted by sales reps when academic medical centers implemented policies restricting visits by those salespeople.
A report by researchers at the Health Care Cost Institute found costs of services vary dramatically depending on a patient's ZIP code.
Despite a year of uncertainty and tumult, most of the CEOs at eight of the largest publicly traded insurance companies got a pay raise in 2016 for ensuring their companies weathered the storm.
Since opening a single clinic on the Upper East Side in 2010, urgent-care chain CityMD has grown to 68 locations in three states. Its New York storefronts, which provide convenient walk-in health care to residents, have become as ubiquitous throughout the city as bank branches and Duane Reades.