The board of the largest Catholic health system in the country unanimously endorsed Ascension's new "advanced strategic direction," Ascension president and CEO Anthony Tersigni told his employees in a video obtained by Modern Healthcare.
HHS' Office for Civil Rights is investigating Banner Health following a 2016 cyberattack that may have affected 3.7 million patients. The Phoenix-based not-for-profit system anticipates that it may receive negative findings and be fined.
Modern Healthcare incorrectly reported that Wellington had sold the entirety of its stake in CHS, when it did not own any common shares in the hospital chain, stemming from a mistake it corrected in an SEC filing.
The CMS says the University of Maryland Medical Center violated the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act with its handling of a mentally ill patient who was found in just a gown and socks outside the center's midtown Baltimore campus on a freezing January night.
The CMS updated its star ratings in December with a new formula, but a Modern Healthcare analysis shows specialty hospitals perform much better than major teaching hospitals even though they don't report all the measures.
In the face of a potential government shutdown, senators are clamoring for a few extra days to work out a spending deal. Hospitals hope this means another chance to pack Medicare extenders and DSH cut delays into the final bill.
Many systems like Hackensack Meridian Health are looking to establish an all-in-one regional presence that better integrates behavioral health services, which has been a particularly fragmented sector of the industry, exacerbated by issues like the opioid epidemic.
A proposed bill that shakes up the way Illinois hospitals get Medicaid dollars contains a plan that would allow any medical center in the state to essentially close and become a free-standing emergency center.