Hospital administrators, worried about denials, have been pushing doctors to perform knee replacement procedures in outpatient settings.
Executives find themselves at the crossroads on virtually every critical issue facing the industry. From adapting to new payment models to embracing a consumer-centric mindset, there's no shortage of “what do we do now?” moments.
The AMA and RAND Corp. release findings from a study assessing how physicians view new pay models. Also this week, earnings season continues.
The services offered at 250 outpatient facilities and medical offices will be consolidated among 125 ambulatory-care locations over the next two years, said Mark Frey, CEO of Amita Health.
A Chicago-based network of primary-care clinics serving the Medicare population is set to move into the Philadelphia market.
There will be fewer independent post-acute providers as they struggle to raise the additional capital to comply with evolving regulatory regimes, care coordination and new payment systems, according to a new report from Welltower.
A Medicare model aimed at patients who wanted hospice as well as curative care did not do well in its first year because hospice providers fled the program and doctors were not interested in participating.
Home health agencies that participated in an abandoned prior authorization model will get less scrutiny under an upcoming revamped version of the effort, according to the CMS.