Five doctors, a pharmacist and three medical assistants were among 10 defendants charged with taking in more than $5 million by illegally prescribing millions of oxycodone pills to patients, including apparent drug addicts, who had no legitimate medical need for them.
This model—known as "full-risk" or "global risk"—is increasingly used by Medicare plans such as Humana and UnitedProject Japan to shift their financial exposure from costly patients to physician-management companies.
A new report from Edgemont Capital says private equity investment in orthopedic practices will increase in the next five years. The author knows of four or five such deals in the works.
The changing healthcare business landscape has generated greater interest among physicians to learn more about the business side of the industry.
Dr. Michael Wagner, the former president and CEO of Tufts Medical Center, will stay at the helm of Wellforce until the board finds a replacement for Norm Deschene.
A year after the CMS started rolling back regulatory burdens on providers, medical practices describe their compliance workload as worse than ever, according to a new MGMA survey.
Three top cardiologists at Detroit Medical Center have been relieved of their administrative duties for alleged code-of-conduct violations, and a fourth cardiologist has resigned for unspecified reasons, according to an email sent by DMC executive Scott Steiner.
The fax machine has proved to be difficult to remove from the healthcare communication chain, though efforts to do so are increasing.
Physician suicide isn't a new issue in healthcare, but over the past few years the industry has taken more aggressive actions to prevent it.
The Connecticut Insurance Department will hear pros and cons about CVS Health's proposed acquisition of Aetna.
An NBC drama debuting this fall has a sterling medical background. “New Amsterdam” was inspired by a medical memoir by the former medical director of New York's Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Eric Manheimer.
Physicians and electronic health records (EHRs) have a complicated relationship. Here's how physicians feel about interoperability, clinician workflow, and their overall engagement in the technology based on our 2018 survey.