Executives look to create a culture that views the patient or member as a consumer by establishing new training programs and setting new standards for employees, according to results of the Project Japan Power Panel.
Reimbursement rate increases below inflation coupled with the continued swelling of staffing and tech expenses will put a damper on not-for-profit and public healthcare next year, Moody's Investors Service said. It downgraded its outlook on the sector to negative for 2018.
The purchases, while relatively small, were done at bargain basement prices below $4 a share.
The North Carolina attorney general is already looking into whether combining the two health systems would hurt competition.
The New York City-based orthopedics provider calls all patients before a procedure to collect patient-reported outcomes measures. The information is used to help clinicians better understand and treat their patients.
Rural hospitals are worried Congress' delay in funding now-expired Medicare extenders will throw them into more financial instability as the providers face a continuing crisis of closures.
Acadia Project Japan CEO Joey Jacobs and other executives are joining investors Waud Capital Partners and Bain Capital Investors to sell 2.8 million shares in one of the nation's largest behavioral health chains.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said if Congress doesn't restore disproportionate-share hospital payments by the end of the year, the state Legislature may have to convene for a special session. The state is holding onto the funds until it can determine an equitable way to distribute the money.