The Senate Finance Committee believes global budgets would bolster struggling rural healthcare systems.
While Geisinger will have to spend around $5 million upfront to bring DNA sequencing into routine clinical care, the health system's president and CEO, Dr. David Feinberg, said it won't cost patients anything and will ultimately save money.
Tenet Healthcare Corp. hired Paola Arbour as its new chief information officer and Marie Quintana as its chief marketing officer.
The not-for-profit Chicago-area health systems, which announced their courtship more than two years ago and have delayed their trip down the aisle more than once, have asked Illinois regulators for permission to merge.
Blue pinwheels are spinning across the field in front of HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital in Springfield, Ill. Adults and children recently gathered and pinned one blue pinwheel at a time on the grassy field in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month.
The Senate health committee took hospitals out of the 340B hot seat to focus on pharmaceutical companies. Lawmakers wanted to know how much drugmakers may be overcharging 340B hospitals for discounted drugs.
State legislators in New York this week approved $500,000 to launch a pilot project intended to encourage emergency department doctors to prescribe alternative treatments for pain to reduce their use of opioids.
The CMS has appealed a Missouri federal court's decision that stopped the agency from clawing back money from Missouri hospitals' disproportionate-share hospital allotments.