Mercy Health and Bon Secours Health System plan to merge to form a 43-hospital entity that serves seven states with $8 billion in net operating revenue, the organizations announced Wednesday.
The Wisconsin Legislature has approved conservative Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to set up an individual market reinsurance fund before a contentious election cycle. But some of the state’s progressives have blasted the move as pure politics.
In comments on the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, trade groups and vendors asked the ONC for details about patient matching, data sharing and other topics related to interoperability.
Edward-Elmhurst Health in Naperville, Ill. overestimated by $92 million how much patients and insurers owed the health system.
But physicians still aren’t flocking to a CMS program aimed at coordinating care for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions.
A new study calls for community health centers to make securing housing a top priority for their patient populations.
Some patients who overdose are revived quickly with a reversal drug like naloxone. But depending on how fast they reach the hospital, and what kind of opioid they took, others may be put on a ventilator. They can wind up in the hospital for days, perhaps weeks.
The decline of the independent medical practice and lack of physician-owned hospitals caused by consolidation have negative implications for continuity of patient care, quality, innovation and cost, the Physicians Advocacy Institute warned Congress.
Michigan is slowly moving forward on a plan to place its $2.8 billion Medicaid nursing home and long-term care services programs under the management of private health plans.
Mayo Clinic President and CEO Dr. John Noseworthy will retire at year’s end after nearly a decade leading the Rochester, Minn.-based health system.