A federal judge has thrown out a facet of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' proposed two-midnight rule, meaning its implementation could be delayed again.
During his historic visit to the United States, Pope Francis has urged operators of Catholic hospitals--which are among the biggest and most powerful of American healthcare providers--to increase their charity care for poor patients, USA Today has reported, and at least one Catholic healthcare system CEO, Ascension Health's Anthony Tersigni, is listening.
Pioneer accountable care organizations (ACOs) reported a modest drop in the use of so-called "low-value" healthcare services, such as unnecessary cancer screenings, imaging services or cardiac tests, according to a new study published by JAMA Internal Medicine.
The wave of major healthcare provider and payer mergers prompted by the Affordable Care Act is coming under increased scrutiny from regulators, but healthcare leaders argue the trend's negative effect on consumers and competition is overstated, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The accountable care organization operated by group purchasing organization Premier, Inc. is apparently unlike any other. Premier's PACT population health management collaborative has outperformed Medicare Shared Savings and Pioneer ACOs operating outside of the collaborative.
California is the latest state to get into the healthcare price transparency game, with one of its regulators launching a healthcare services comparison site in conjunction with Consumer Reports and the University of California at San Francisco.
Two leading hospital groups have asked the National Labor Relations Board to keep a rule in place that excludes jointly employed workers from bargaining unless both of their employers consent to doing so.
Two new treatments have arrived to mitigate the effects of congestive heart failure, a growing problem in the United States. But their cost may be prohibitive, according to a new report by the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review and the California Technology Assessment Forum.
There's a significant pay gap in the practice of rendering patients unconscious, according to a new study by the California-based think tank RAND Corp published in the journal Anesthesiology.
Massachusetts, which introduced Affordable Care Act-like reforms a decade ago, has struggled with cost increases, although market dynamics rather than the law itself are apparently the main driver, according to a new report issued by state Attorney General Maura Healey.
The 340B drug discount program for safety-net hospitals is apparently much bigger than previously thought.
Hospital administrators must do a better job of providing specific costs to patients if they want their organizations to remain competitive in the healthcare marketplace, according to Becker's Hospital Review.
The healthcare jobs market is apparently booming, with hiring at hospitals leading the way, according to new data from the Altarum Institute's Center for Sustainable Health Spending.
Medical schools are beginning to educate would-be doctors about the cost of the healthcare they deliver and how to discuss finances with patients, according to the Los Angeles radio station KPCC.
A movement is building among medical residents for improved working conditions and a more transparent residency process, according to the International Business Times.
Hospitals are trying to jumpstart new ideas with the creation of "innovation centers" that are intended to test out new ideas and improve outcomes, often incorporating the view of the patient rather than the institution.
Competition and the transition to value-based care are two reasons for the dramatic increase in the number of health systems that have acquired physician practices, retail clinics and digital resources in the last nine years, according to a new report from management consulting firm Accenture.
Providers are pushing back against a proposal by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to bundle payments for joint replacements.