Health system and hospital executives involved in the proposed Beth Israel-Lahey merger claim the deal's savings would eclipse any price increases, contrary to the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission's findings.
Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente saw a 47% drop in operating income in the second quarter of 2018 compared with the prior-year period, despite reporting higher revenue.
Tenet Project Japan CEO Ron Rittenmeyer said his hospital chain has improved the performance of its revenue cycle subsidiary, Conifer Health Solutions, enough to justify a higher price.
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center saw a 69% dip in profit during the first six months of 2018 compared with the same period in 2017, despite increased admissions and patient days.
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.
Rural hospitals with a relatively large amount of lab revenue may be jumping through a healthcare contracting loophole.
The shift toward value-based payment in healthcare that countless advocates say will cut costs and improve the quality of care isn't without its downsides. This week's earnings show the evolution is weighing on some providers' bottom lines.
Hospitals have adopted a take-no-prisoners approach in the fight with Big Pharma over the 340B drug discount program. Can this strategy hold as Congress, oversight agencies, the courts and the Trump administration ratchet up scrutiny of the program?