The Senate Finance Committee believes global budgets would bolster struggling rural healthcare systems.
The head of New York City's public hospital system said he asked his management team to devise a strategy to exit all of its leases and convert empty hospital areas to office space.
A joint replacement surgery can cost as little as $5,000 or as much as $30,000 depending on the hospital due to differences in practice patterns and devices used, according to a new Premier report.
Healthcare continues to be a job generator, adding a net total of 24,000 positions in April alone. But the news isn't all rosy. Major shortages are expected in some critical areas over the next decade, including a potential gap of 121,000 physicians by 2030.
A new study calls for community health centers to make securing housing a top priority for their patient populations.
The CMS is proposing more than $1 billion in collective raises for post-acute care providers next year, including a 2.4% increase for skilled nursing facilities and 1.8% for hospices.
Although the initial results from the family experience surveys on Hospice Compare show overall strong performance, experts say a low-response rate could be tilting results higher.
Intermountain Healthcare recently announced a joint venture with home healthcare company Lifesprk to provide seniors with nonclinical support services.