The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission has begun reviewing the planned merger between Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Lahey Health and several other hospital systems that would create the second-largest healthcare network in the state.
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Committee calls for creating a 'care continuum' to meet unmet needs of patients with serious mental illnessDecember 14, 2017
A new government report finds the health system provides little in the way of clinical or social supports for those with serious mental illness.
The Children's Health Insurance Program funding fight shows no sign of ending as next week's spending deadline looms, and states and hospitals are mounting increasingly urgent pleas for action.
DaVita Rx, the pharmacy services unit of kidney dialysis giant DaVita, will pay $63.7 million to settle allegations that it presented false claims to the federal government for prescription medications, and that it provided unlawful financial incentives to Medicare beneficiaries.
A judge has blocked a proposed merger between Sanford Health and Mid Dakota Clinic until a Federal Trade Commission hearing next month.
The CMS announced Thursday that patient experience scores and star ratings have been added to the Physician Compare website for patients and caregivers to view.
HHS' Office of Inspector General said the CMS must work on ways to provide technical assistance to clinicians for MACRA participation and create a more robust integrity program.
A federal appeals court has revived an $891 million securities fraud lawsuit against Community Health Systems that alleged the company misled investors on its financial health.
Now that internet providers are allowed to throttle web traffic, healthcare—and telemedicine in particular—may take a hit.
California, flush with cash from an expanding economy, would eventually spend $1 billion a year to provide healthcare to immigrants living in the state illegally under a proposal announced Wednesday by Democratic lawmakers.
Advanced practice nurses are urging the American Medical Association to rescind a recent decision to launch a campaign focused on limiting independent practice of non-physician practitioners across state lines.
Health insurer and consumer advocacy groups on Thursday pressed state regulators to protect consumers against the expansion of short-term plans, association health plans and health reimbursement arrangements that the groups said could harm the individual market.
After layoffs and significant operating losses in fiscal 2016 and 2017, DeKalb Medical in Georgia has spent months looking for a partner. Now, it may soon join Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare. The two organizations signed a letter of intent to form a strategic partnership.
The CMS' planned $1.6 billion cut to 340B hospitals will disproportionately impact providers in California, North Carolina and New York, resulting in a $62 million to $126 million hit to hospitals across those states, according to a new study.
Don Berwick and Patrick Conway called on healthcare organizations to continue the push to value-based care even though the CMS has signaled recently that its focus may be shifting.
Though interest in ACA marketplace coverage remains high, this year's sign-ups for 2018 individual coverage are unlikely to match last year's. Meanwhile, the CMS says 2.1 million people have dropped their Obamacare plans for 2017.
The FDA wants drugmakers to label their products gluten-free, lawyers in California argue about contraceptive rules, and online shoppers judge typos.
AMGA members expect the majority of their Medicare revenue will be risk-based in 2019. That's a 6 percentage point jump from this year.
Current and former officials at Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health have been accused of violating the state's open-government laws in the ousting of former interim President and CEO Pauline Grant.