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Offering doctors incentive payments for increasing their preventive screening rates doesn't violate federal kickback laws, according to HHS' Office of Inspector General.
With just a few weeks to go until November's elections, the dialysis industry has raised more than $105 million to defeat a ballot measure that would cap their profits at 15% of direct patient-care costs.
Many health systems use group purchasing organizations to get supplies and devices. But GPOs charge manufacturers to have their products appear in catalogs and that's contributing to high healthcare costs, according to three Johns Hopkins professors.
The ONC intends to use the EHR Reporting Program to disseminate information about certified software that gauges products' usability, security and interoperability.
Hospitals could save significant money if they standardize purchasing, analyze data that tie costs to patient outcomes and facilitate collaboration between physicians and administrators, according to a new report.
Hospitals that receive accreditation from organizations like the Joint Commission don't have better mortality or readmission rates than their non-accredited peers, according to a new study.
The healthcare industry, which has embraced a sea change in recent years at the behest of consumers, should now embrace the idea that price transparency is here to stay.
In a newly released draft guidance, the FDA created two tiers of devices—those that connect to other devices and networks and those that don't—and recommended all devices come with lists of their components.
Hospital administrators, worried about denials, have been pushing doctors to perform knee replacement procedures in outpatient settings.
For states that haven't expanded Medicaid, the push to do so isn't just about leaving money on the table. It's also about no longer subsidizing other states without benefit, according to Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia.
Despite congressional GOP candidates' promises, health policy analysts doubt whether victorious Republicans would move to replace those ACA protections with equally strong measures to cover people with health conditions as part of repeal legislation.
Meharry Medical College President Dr. James E.K. Hildreth says healthcare stakeholders should help disadvantaged students find a path in the industry to improve the system and the communities where they come from.
Echoing industry concerns over "Medicare for all," providers warn that Medicaid buy-in proposals may drive more cost-shifting in the healthcare system.
New York physicians who are members of the malpractice insurer MLMIC have a new backer as they fight lawsuits from patients: billionaire Warren Buffett.
Nearly half of accountable care organizations surveyed said they now intend to stay in the Medicare Shared Savings Program even though they could be facing downside risk soon, a change of heart from previous surveys.
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.
Obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes, new research suggests, reinforcing evidence that benefits extend beyond weight loss.
Analysts predict HCA Healthcare will once again outshine its investor-owned hospital peers in the upcoming third-quarter earnings season.
The CDC remains mystified by paralyzing illness in kids, people run through their savings to pay for being sick and Canada legalizes weed.