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2338 Articles Matching "hospitals"

Shorter waits for new patients at VA than in private sector, U.S. study finds

Jan 19, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - In many cases, veterans get a first appointment at VA hospitals quicker than the general public gets first appointments with health care providers, government researchers report....
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MedPAC members consider arbitration to control drug prices

Jan 19, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission members say the panel needs to explore how to lower hospitals' drug prices covered under Medicare Part A, with some members floating binding arbitration as a...
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KPC Group offers $610M for four Verity Health hospitals

Jan 19, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
California-based Verity wants to implement a public auction where other buyers could outbid KPC for Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles, Seton Medical Center in Daly City and Seton Coastside in Moss...
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Short Supply, Cost of Key Drugs

Jan 19, 2019 , eMedicine Health
Short Supply, Cost of Key Drugs Leave Hospitals...
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NYC Health & Hospitals proposes changes to charity-care payments

Jan 19, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Previous cuts to the DSH program brought NYC Health & Hospitals to the brink of being unable to pay its workforce on time in fall 2017. Now, it wants to change the state formula...
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Jan. 21-25: Medicaid Policies in Focus

Jan 19, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
Jan. 17—As Congress’s primary Medicaid advisory body prepares to meet next week, hospitals and insurers are clashing over changes to the program’s managed care...
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Short Supply, Cost of Key Drugs Leave Hospitals Scrambling

Jan 19, 2019 , RxList
Major hospital groups on Tuesday highlighted the challenges created by both frequent shortages of critical products, including saline and injectable opioids, and rising prices for medicines, including decades-old generic...
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MedPAC recommends consolidating Medicare quality programs

Jan 18, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission recommended that Congress pass legislation to consolidate most of Medicare's value-based quality programs and boost payments for high-performing...
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Healthcare groups, hospitals tell president, Congress to end shutdown

Jan 18, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Hundreds of groups including major healthcare industry associations and hospitals sent letters to Congress and President Donald Trump urging an end to the partial government shutdown, citing health consequences of the lapsed...
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Scott Steiner to lead Phoebe Putney Health System

Jan 18, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Steiner will replace Joel Wernick, who is retiring after 30 years as the Georgia system's top executive. Steiner currently serves as CEO of four Tenet Healthcare Corp. hospitals in...
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Drug Prices an Increasing Challenge for Hospitals: Survey

Jan 17, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
Jan. 15—Most hospitals have had to juggle their budgets in recent years to accommodate increasingly expensive drugs, according to a new survey....
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Medicaid block grant waiver reports revive hospitals' funding worries

Jan 17, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Trump administration is quietly considering allowing states to apply to convert their Medicaid programs into block grants that cap federal spending, which some experts say would lead to lower Medicaid payments for safety-net...
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UnitedHealth loses appeal over underpayments

Jan 17, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A federal appeals court unanimously ruled against UnitedHealth Group over the insurer withholding payments from out-of-network physicians and hospitals to compensate for previous...
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DMC to add 79 Medicare-funded medical residency slots

Jan 15, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Unlike other major hospitals in Southeast Michigan that self-fund dozens of medical residents and fellows, all 79 residents are expected to be funded by the CMS because Detroit Medical Center has room under its federal resident reimbursement...
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‘Fanciful, Inflated, Difficult To Decode And Inconsistent’: Experts Blast Rules Requiring Hospitals To Post Prices

Jan 15, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The Trump administration now requires hospitals to post their chargemasters online in an effort to increase pricing transparency in the industry. But many experts criticize the rules, saying the information is unusable to consumers. In other hospital news: children's hospitals brace for changes from the administration's tax reform law, and hospitals push physicians to go in-network....
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Supreme Court gears up to review Medicare DSH formula

Jan 15, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
HHS and hospitals will argue before the U.S. Supreme Court this week over whether HHS violated the law when it recalculated the Medicare DSH payment formula without seeking public...
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Chance Of Depression In New Doctors Depends On Where They Train

Jan 15, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Nearly 20,000 future doctors will graduate from U.S. medical school this spring, and embark on the residency training that launches their careers. Right now, they’re choosing which hospitals and health systems they’d most like to train at. But a new study suggests that their mental health in the cr......
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Mass drug overdose in California kills 1 person and sends 14 more to hospitals

Jan 14, 2019 , CNN Health
Chico Police Chief Michael O'Brien said the substance is believed to be fentanyl -- the most commonly used drug involved in drug overdoses....
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340B hospitals breathing easier under Dem-controlled House

Jan 13, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
340B proponents feel Democratic control of the House may have pivoted the conversation toward adding reporting and transparency requirements and away from cutting...
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Hospitals' solution to surprise out-of-network bills: Make physicians go in-network

Jan 13, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Some hospitals have turned to a bold strategy to prevent patients from receiving surprise medical bills from out-of-network providers: requiring in-hospital physicians to contract with the same insurers as the...
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