Direct contracting by employer groups of hospital services may be a way to dramatically reduce costs.
Reference pricing--a cap on what payers would cover for certain medical procedures--is slowly gaining traction in the healthcare sector, Kaiser Health News reports.
When not-for-profit hospitals switch to for-profit status, their finances may improve but the quality of care they deliver remains about the same, concludes a new study from Harvard researchers.
Following published reports suggesting that Texas Health Presbyterian, the Dallas hospital that accidentally allowed two of its nurses to be infected with the Ebola virus from a patient, had taken a financial hit as a result, Bloomberg has quantified the loss: a 20 percent-plus drop in its revenue and patient census.
The VHA has created Mid-American Service Solutions, which is focused on Midwestern acute care facilities and has about 120 in its purchasing group altogether, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported.
Will the Affordable Care Act actually add to the deficit in the coming years? Congressional Republicans, according to a recent Forbes op-ed piece, are now asserting the ACA will add $131 billion to the federal deficit over the next decade, negating promises made by President Barack Obama.
A shared office of the chief executive officer is the key to a smooth merger between two of New Jersey's leading hospital systems, NJ Biz has reported.
Medicaid enrollment has surged between October 2013 and the end of this August, rising by nearly 9 million overall. That has boosted total enrollment in the Medicaid program by 14.7 percent.
Hospitals now can purchase insurance to indemnify themselves from any issues surrounding the Ebola virus, according to Healthcare Dive.
The confirmation that two nurses were infected with the Ebola virus has had a devastating short-term effect on the bottom line of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.
As the number of price transparency initiatives and organizations continues to pick up steam, George Washington University has created a list of the 14 most influential organizations in that realm.
Although healthcare hiring is heating up, spending trends in the sector continue to pursue a moderate path, according to data from Altarum Health's Center for Sustainable Health Spending.
Although the open enrollment period for the first year of the Affordable Care Act ended months ago, enrollment in the Medicaid program is expected to record large increases again in the coming months.
Overtreatment of patients may be linked to intolerance of medical uncertainty and errors and defensive medicine, according to a new study in the journal BMJ.
A district hospital in the San Diego area of Southern California will close its doors next month and is a microcosm for the struggles many smaller hospitals face across the country, the San Diego Union-Tribune has reported.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said it overpaid hospitals in Vermont to defray the costs of a state-level provider tax, and has demanded more than $12 million in refunds, Vermont Public Radio reported.
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital may have spent as much as $1,000 an hour in its futile attempt to treat Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, Bloomberg News has reported.
Healthcare job growth had been mostly stagnant of late, but it appears to be taking off this year with a vigor not seen since the onset of the Great Recession.