A Beth Israel-Lahey health system combination would increase the merged system's leverage with commercial payers and potentially allow it to boost prices 5% to 10%, increasing spending by up to $250 million, a new report found.
The cost of paying for top talent at health systems climbs sharply above a million dollars thanks to recent tax legislation, and many of the largest system CEOs make more than that.
Jefferies downgraded Tenet's stock from buy to hold, saying any sale of its revenue-cycle management subsidiary isn't likely to net more than $2.5 billion.
The not-for-profit Chicago-area health systems, which announced their courtship more than two years ago and have delayed their trip down the aisle more than once, have asked Illinois regulators for permission to merge.
Blue pinwheels are spinning across the field in front of HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital in Springfield, Ill. Adults and children recently gathered and pinned one blue pinwheel at a time on the grassy field in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Rural hospitals with a relatively large amount of lab revenue may be jumping through a healthcare contracting loophole.
State legislators in New York this week approved $500,000 to launch a pilot project intended to encourage emergency department doctors to prescribe alternative treatments for pain to reduce their use of opioids.
HHS Secretary Alex Azar in a meeting with several key House GOP lawmakers suggested standardizing the discount for 340B drugs at 20% of list price, far below the current 40% to 60% discount.