Thursday, July 18, 2019

CMS, Yale New Haven Health on hot seat over design of...

The CMS' long-standing hospital readmissions penalty program has taken quite a beating recently from members of the research community over problems with its underlying...

Supreme Court gears up to review Medicare DSH formula

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...

On the ground at J.P. Morgan’s Health Conference

The J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference kicked off in San Francisco on Monday. Tara Bannow provides a snapshot of the news of the day, including...

Obamacare to remain in place pending appeal

The federal judge in Texas who struck down the individual mandate — and Obamacare with it — finalized his decision and paved the way...

After bitter closure, rural Texas hospital defies the norm and reopens

The 25-bed hospital in Crockett, Texas, abruptly closed its doors in 2017, joining the ranks of nearly 100 rural hospitals that have shut down...

VA has yet to detail criteria for community care

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie's first full briefing on the VA Mission Act was scant on details for the most controversial provision: the automatic...

Calif., N.Y. approve Cigna-Express Scripts merger with conditions

California and New York regulators approved health insurer Cigna Corp.'s acquisition of pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts, bringing the $ 67 billion deal...

Why one state that did everything right is still losing ACA...

Enrollment in New Jersey's insurance exchange during open enrollment this year trails last year's sign-ups by 14%. That's despite state efforts to enact an...

Providers welcome interstate licensing, while unions oppose it

Health systems are pushing for interstate licensing of nurses, physicians and advanced practice providers to streamline care, but unions claim that it opens the...

Calif. hospitals scramble to find housing for employees displaced by wildfires

Hundreds of hospital employees have lost homes in the Camp Fire that devastated Paradise, Calif., and administrators are working feverishly to find them temporary...
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