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Trump administration finalizes rule to expand association health plan access

Trump administration finalizes rule to expand association health plan access

The Trump administration's decision to expand access to association health plans will encourage healthy people to seek the cheaper, less robust coverage options but also could lead millions to forgo coverage, according to Labor Department officials.

MAT underutilized by hospitals in treating opioid addiction

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  June 19, 2018
MAT underutilized by hospitals in treating opioid addiction

A new study published Tuesday shows hospitals aren't fully relying on medications to treat opioid use disorder. Experts say that's a missed opportunity to expand treatment to thousands of people.


Research

In Depth: Rethinking rural healthcare

In Depth: Rethinking rural healthcare

"Rethinking rural healthcare" explores how to improve healthcare in rural areas, with varied accounts of hospitals at risk of closing, including providers that have successfully reinvented themselves, and others that have shuttered under financial pressure.


Providers

Ascension ramps up automation subsidiary

Ascension ramps up automation subsidiary

The largest Catholic health system in the country launched its subsidiary Agilify, which looks to replace labor-intensive, repetitive tasks with software automation for organizations across all industries.

Finance

Abbott's choice: acquire more businesses now or pay later

Abbott's choice: acquire more businesses now or pay later

Abbott Laboratories needs to decide whether to jump back into the merger arena or rely on internal revenue sources to drive growth and support Abbott's shares, which have leveled off since climbing 40% to a five-year peak of $63.62 during the 12 months ended in March.

Safety & Quality

Commentary: Listening to LGBTQ patient voices

Commentary: Listening to LGBTQ patient voices

This month, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities around the nation are holding Pride observances to recognize hard-fought civil rights battles. While LGBTQ freedom, rights and acceptance have come a long way, there is more work to be done.

Surveys

Construction & Design 2018

Construction & Design 2018

A Special Feature on 125 U.S. healthcare construction and design companies. Source: Modern Healthcare's 39th annual Construction & Design Survey. Published March 19, 2018.

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