Humana's Hospital Incentive Program will give hospitals annual rate hikes based on their performance on quality measures related to patient safety, experience and outcomes.
Two health systems in New York and Connecticut are teaming up to form a seven-hospital not-for-profit health system with combined revenue of $2.4 billion.
Microsoft is suing Community Health Systems for copyright infringement, claiming the chain allowed its divested hospitals to keep using Microsoft programs without a license.
Assistant Managing Editor David May recently talked with Dr. Lloyd Minor about trends in training the next generation of physicians, partnerships with local tech giants, including the Apple Heart Study, and what Stanford Medicine is doing to address physician burnout.
Blue pinwheels are spinning across the field in front of HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital in Springfield, Ill. Adults and children recently gathered and pinned one blue pinwheel at a time on the grassy field in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month.
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.
State legislators in New York this week approved $500,000 to launch a pilot project intended to encourage emergency department doctors to prescribe alternative treatments for pain to reduce their use of opioids.
The CMS has appealed a Missouri federal court's decision that stopped the agency from clawing back money from Missouri hospitals' disproportionate-share hospital allotments.