Most health systems that responded to Modern Healthcare's Hospital Systems Survey said hiring more physicians either did not materially change their financial performance or actually improved it, a surprising finding given research that shows hospitals lose money on employed physicians.
Despite progress, hospitals and health systems still struggle with patient matching, putting patient safety and efficiency on the line.
Two lists rank the nation's largest healthcare provider/payer organization associations and the largest supplier associations by 2016 revenue. Information in these charts was compiled from IRS Forms 990.
The proposed rule for the Medicare physician fee schedule for 2019 offers hints that the CMS will keep focusing on transparency and cost reduction in Medicare.
AHIP's four new members focus on Medicaid managed care and Medicare Advantage portfolios. They have joined the trade group as the industry faces bullish prospects for government business.
HHS Secretary Alex Azar in a meeting with several key House GOP lawmakers suggested standardizing the discount for 340B drugs at 20% of list price, far below the current 40% to 60% discount.
UnitedHealth Group saw revenue climb 13.3% in the first quarter of 2018 over the prior-year period. What does Q2 have in store?
Cerner isn't the only EHR vendor looking to expand its reach as the industry continues to talk about the move to value.
When doctors consult with specialists virtually, they can cut down on unnecessary specialist visits and gain insights that would otherwise be out of reach.
Andrea Walsh took over as CEO in June 2017. It's been mostly smooth sailing for Walsh, but an easy start shouldn't be surprising given Walsh's 23-year tenure at HealthPartners, most recently as executive vice president and chief marketing officer.
Hospitals represent one of the heaviest users of energy and a top generator of waste, potentially creating significant concerns around their carbon footprint at the same time they do so much good.