In the face of budget cuts, consolidations and mergers, hospitals that want to expand their markets must get back to basics and focus on capacity, efficiency and service, according to a Becker's Hospital Review article.
Moody's Investors Service blasted the White House's move to extend noncompliant health plans until Oct. 1, 2016, calling the move a credit negative for health insurers.
Rural health, already in crisis due to many states' failure to expand Medicaid and a federal government proposal to recertify critical access hospitals, now faces another challenge: a desperate need for healthcare workers.
Hospital CEO turnover reached a record high in 2013, according to a report from the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Medicare spending per person will slow down over the next decade, partly due to beneficiaries who are getting younger and using fewer services, according to a new monthly budget review from the Congressional Budget Office.
A nonprofit group is offering a free online tool that breaks down the costs of health plans sold on HealthCare.gov. Consumers can estimate their total annual costs for each plan, view a provider directory and check out a five-star scoring system of the plans, The Washington Post reported.
Preliminary data showing the Medicare Shared Savings Program saved more than $380 million in 2012 didn't explain why some of the accountable care organizations generated a substantial portion of the cost savings.
Whenever matinee idol politician Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) makes a public pronouncement, Albert Brooks' description of the devil from the 1987 movie "Broadcast News" filters through my...
Patients no longer just face confusion over complicated hospital billing practices. In some cases, if they object to the charges, the bills may end up with collection agencies and later damage their credit, the New York Times rep orted.
Hospitals, under constant pressure to cut jobs and employee compensation in order to control costs, will likely have more contentious relationships with labor unions in the coming years, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.