Impacts Expected from 2019 Transparency Requirements

Nov. 16—Healthcare executives expect widely divergent impacts from the unprecedented transparency on charges that hospitals are required to implement within six weeks.

Rich Daly November 19, 2018

Nov. 19-23: Social-Need Funding Coming in CMS Models

Nov. 15—New federal payment models in the coming weeks and months will include funding to address the social determinants of health, says the government’s healthcare leader.

Rich Daly November 15, 2018

Hospitals Face Business Impacts from Healthcare Innovators

Nov. 14—Hospitals are facing a range of business impacts from innovative partnerships and approaches that have been launched in recent months and years, according to industry analysts.

Rich Daly November 15, 2018

Number of Top-Scoring Hospitals in Patient Safety Increases

Nov. 12—The share of hospitals earning the highest patient safety grades increased in the latest scorecard from a national organization.

Rich Daly November 13, 2018

What Healthcare Policies Will the Election Produce?

Nov. 9—A divided Congress may be a recipe for overall gridlock, but some healthcare policy watchers see hope for action in certain areas.

Rich Daly November 12, 2018

Nov. 12-16: ‘Mandatory Models Are Going to See a Comeback,’ Azar Says

Nov. 8—As payers prepare to gather for value-based payment discussions in Washington, D.C., next week, the administration’s healthcare leader warned the sector to prepare for mandatory models.

Rich Daly November 8, 2018

Medicaid, Drug Prices Could See Big Election Impacts

Nov. 7—On Tuesday, voters in three states approved expanding Medicaid eligibility to a total of more than 300,000 people.

Rich Daly November 8, 2018

Hospital Q3 Deals Active, But Off Recent Highs

Nov. 6—Hospital mergers and acquisitions (M&A) continued to set an aggressive pace in the third quarter of 2018, according to several tracking firms. However, the rate of deals was not this year’s fastest.

Rich Daly November 6, 2018

Hospitals Hit By 340B and Site-Neutral Medicare Cuts in New Rule

Nov. 5—Medicare pay cuts included in a new payment rule will affect the federal discount drug program and off-campus provider-based departments (PBDs).

Rich Daly November 6, 2018

Mixed News in Physician Payment Final Rule

Nov. 2—Leading physician advocacy groups are celebrating some provisions in the final rule issued by Medicare this week. But other components could cause problems.

Rich Daly November 5, 2018
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