Federally Qualified Health Centersr (FQHCs) in medically underserved areas would receive a 30 percent boost in payment from the Medicare program under a proposal released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released last week.
Three former anesthesiologists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have filed a lawsuit alleging the Nashville, Tenn., hospital fraudulently billed Medicare for more than 10 years, The Tennessean reported.
If the Department of Health and Human Services follows a recent recommendation to reconsider funding for the critical access hospital program, dozens of hospitals in the Lone Star State could wind up shutting down.
Policymakers in Missouri and Pennsylvania, both laggards in deciding whether to expand their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act, are moving forward--in that they're more closely considering their options.
Rural healthcare delivery will be hit hardest in states that opt against expanding the Medicaid program, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
A new report by Moody's Investors Service has concluded that hospital expenses are outpacing revenue for the first time in several years, and that the trend is "unsustainable."
Changes to Tricare, the health insurance program for 3 million uniformed military members and their families, will cost sole community hospitals (SCH) an estimated $676 million through fiscal 2017, according to AHA News Now.
The healthcare industry's intense focus on delivering better care at lower costs has started a national conversation about how payment reform, new delivery models and health IT can help achieve those shared goals. And healthcare leaders have a lot to say. The editors at FierceHealthcare, FierceHealthFinance and FierceHealthIT combed through our exclusive interviews and industry conference coverage to round up 7 of the most thought-provoking and memorable quotes from healthcare thought leaders.
The wide range of the cost of healthcare delivery in the United States is connected primarily to how post-acute care services are utilized, according to a new report by the Institute of Medicine.
Declining admissions that hurt hospital revenue still plague Community Health Systems and other hospital operators, Bloomberg reported.