Health Management Associates allegedly billed government healthcare programs for inpatient services that should have been billed as outpatient or observation services, paid physicians in return for patient referrals and submitted inflated claims for emergency department facility fees.
The state Supreme Court upheld a ruling allowing certain medical centers to use charity to offset their property tax bills, a matter that drew controversy a few years ago.
HCA Healthcare's announcement that its CEO, R. Milton Johnson, will retire at the end of the year didn't come as a surprise—the for-profit hospital chain has a history of regularly refreshing its top post.
Their union builds off an existing academic affiliation spanning two decades to create an 18-hospital system with about $5.9 billion in revenue.
Members of the Aurora (Colo.) Police Department's SWAT team donned superhero costumes to rappel down the sides of Children's Hospital Colorado last week to surprise the young patients inside.
Rural hospitals with a relatively large amount of lab revenue may be jumping through a healthcare contracting loophole.
The shift toward value-based payment in healthcare that countless advocates say will cut costs and improve the quality of care isn't without its downsides. This week's earnings show the evolution is weighing on some providers' bottom lines.
Ochsner Health System will make improvements to the safety-net hospitals in north Louisiana under its new management deal to operate the facilities, the system's CEO said Monday as the oversight contracts were officially signed.