While Mayo Clinic's financials improved, it has endured harsh criticism from residents and public officials of Albert Lea, Minn., who decry Mayo's decision to strip services from the rural community's hospital.
"'Fingers crossed' that I haven't authorized something the FTC will hunt me down for," a staffer wrote after destroying the documents. Sutter, a huge Northern California Health system with 24 hospitals, said it destroyed them by mistake.
The past three months, particularly October, have been profitable for Summa Health. This is relatively encouraging for the health system, which lost more than $33 million in operating income in the first half of the year.
The CMS is offering additional reimbursement to some hospitals that faced financial losses under the controversial two-midnight rule, and more settlements could be coming.
As part of its nationwide plan to integrate teams and resources, Trinity Health is combining St. Joseph Mercy Health System and Mercy Health into one statewide system in Michigan.
A new JAMA study found that as hospitals reduced readmission rates for heart failure patients as part of the CMS' readmissions program, mortality rates for those patients rose.
Hospitals have made good on their promise to sue HHS over a planned cut to the 340B program.
Hospital design is moving beyond cosmetic changes to please patients by adding features that give them more control.
Some providers say the CMS is sending mixed messages on regulatory relief on the shift to value-based care.
At home games, fans sitting in Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City send a wave of support to patients sitting across the way at the new University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital, and now they have t-shirts to match.
A survey found nearly half of healthcare consumers seek price information to budget for out-of-pocket expenses, while just 11% do it to compare prices. Approximately 3 out of 5 consumers stick with their provider even if they know the costs beforehand.