The latest report from the Committee for Economic Development calls for sweeping changes to the Affordable Care Act's subsidies, exchanges and mandates--all in the name of providing more diverse insurance offerings to a broader segment of the population.
Nursing homes may edge out hospitals as the primary healthcare option for elderly patients, according to the New York Times.
In this special report, FierceHealthFinance takes a look at why some hospital merger and acquisitions don't work so healthcare leaders can avoid making the same mistakes.
A Philadelphia hospital system's successes can serve as a blueprint for hospitals that aim to reduce the threat of sepsis, Hospitals & Health Networks reports.
Blue Cross Blue Shield companies (BCBS) are changing how they offer health insurance to retirees. BCBS will launch an insurance exchange this summer to support employers' efforts to shift retirees from group health benefits to individual coverage that begins Jan 1., 2016.
When Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) signed legislation in 2011 to create a single-payer healthcare system for his state, the concept looked promising. However, Shumlin pulled the plug on the system three years later after realizing the difficulty of financing the endeavor. There are two major reasons why the system failed.
Hospital chief financial officers must focus on labor cost--both from staff and executives--and ask relevant questions in order to keep costs under control, according to an opinion piece in Healthcare Finance News.
The federal government pays providers in Puerto Rico a fraction of what their counterparts in the United States receive--about 70 percent lower for Medicaid providers, creating a fiscal crisis.
If lawmakers want to repeal the Affordable Care Act, their main challenge is piquing the interests of health insurers who seem to have mastered the healthcare reform law.
Following a state investigation, UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central gave up a waiver allowing it to treat seriously ill or injured adult patients at its pediatric emergency room, and will take control of its inpatient pediatric hospital from Children's Hospital Colorado in June, The Gazette reported.