Director Tom Frieden said Congress needs to approve enough funding to fight the disease that could infect as many as 2 million pregnant women in the U.S this year. The CDC has had to borrow $50 million from other parts of the agency to begin fighting Zika. Some of that came from funds for Ebola.
Accretive Health CEO Dr. Emad Rizk is leaving the struggling revenue-cycle company and has been replaced by Joseph Flanagan.
Payments to Medicare Part B supplier organizations such as labs and ambulance services, ranked by total Medicare payment amounts in 2014. Source: Aggregated CMS Physician and Other Supplier Utilization and Payment Data for 2014. Published May 23, 2016, p. 34.
Since 2000, 19 New York City hospitals have closed. Mount Sinai's CEO Dr. Kenneth Davis doesn't want to be responsible for the loss of No. 20. Mount Sinai will restructure Mount Sinai Beth Israel and invest at least $550 million to increase the hospital's outpatient services.
Health insurers Aetna and Anthem won't have to tell shareholders how much money they send to tax-exempt political organizations, at least for another year.
State Medicaid agencies around the country are limiting how many opioids providers can prescribe in an effort to curb the disproportionate number of beneficiaries who are at risk of overdose and death.
Cotiviti Holdings, an auditing company that works with health insurers and governments to ensure payments to hospitals and doctors are accurate, started trading Thursday on Wall Street but did not generate a warm response.
In the last full year of the Obama administration, federal policymakers remain so focused on interoperability that an annual gathering hosted by the top national IT office leans hard on the issue.
A little more than one-third of acute-care hospitals in the U.S. adhere to best practices to promote appropriate use of antibiotics, according to an analysis of more than 4,100 U.S. acute-care hospitals.
Veteran physician informaticist and health IT policy guru Dr. Paul Tang is going to work with Watson. The former chief technology and innovation officer at Medical Foundation/Sutter Health in Palo Alto, Calif., is now vice president and chief health transformation officer at IBM Watson Health.
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