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The Zika epidemic puts spotlight on women’s health

Icon Written by Alex on August 6, 2016 – 7:13 pm

Congress left for a seven-week summer recess without approving the $1.9 billion President Barack Obama requested in February to combat the virus. Proposals that have flitted around since then include provisions that target abortion and contraception. In June, the House passed a $1.1 billion bill that stalled in the Senate after Republicans wanted the bill [...]

South Carolina hospital to pay $17 million over physician pay allegations

Icon Written by Alex on July 28, 2016 – 6:38 pm

South Carolina’s Lexington Medical Center will pay the government $17 million over allegations that it paid 28 physicians unreasonably high amounts in exchange for referrals. A whistle-blower and the government alleged that Lexington bought access to patients by acquiring physician practices and then paid the doctors “commercially unreasonable compensation” with the expectation that they would [...]

Tampa General Hospital Partners with eHealth Technologies

Icon Written by Alex on July 11, 2016 – 8:36 pm

Tampa General Hospital Partners with eHealth Technologies’ to Secure Complete Medical Records and Images  Patients and Clinicians Are No Longer Burdened with Gathering Their Record Rochester, N.Y., June 14, 2016 – eHealth Technologies, the leading provider of clinically informed referral solutions, today announced that Tampa General Hospital’s (TGH) entire Transplant Center has implemented eHealth Connect® Intelligent Health [...]

What CEOs think of candidates’ healthcare ideas

Icon Written by Alex on May 23, 2016 – 6:27 pm

The overwhelming message from the survey, which covered a range of issues raised on the campaign trail this year, was that the next president and Congress should stay the course set by President Barack Obama and the ACA. But healthcare leaders are also looking for the nation’s political leadership to reject complacency and look for ways to [...]

What’s the matter with Florida? Healthcare fraud continues despite enforcement efforts

Icon Written by Alex on May 9, 2016 – 10:42 am

The Florida system’s CEO committed suicide in January, the state is looking into allegations of fraud, waste and abuse, and the governor accused two board members of interfering with that investigation and suspended them. Last year, the system agreed to pay nearly $70 million to settle allegations that it gave doctors excessive salaries in exchange for [...]

CMS caves to drugmakers’ plea, partially delays enforcement of Medicaid drug rule

Icon Written by Alex on April 5, 2016 – 7:40 pm

Drug manufacturers are breathing a sigh of relief after the CMS announced it will delay enforcement of a rule that changes the way state Medicaid agencies reimburse pharmacies for prescription drugs. The CMS pushed back the enforcement date for inhalation, infusion, instilled, implanted or injectable drugs to July. Pharmaceutical companies wanted a delay until October. On April [...]

Joel Allison to step down as CEO of Baylor Scott & White

Icon Written by Alex on March 3, 2016 – 3:52 pm

Joel Allison, the longtime CEO of Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health, will step down from the sprawling, not-for-profit hospital system early next year. He will assist in finding his successor. Allison joined Baylor’s health system in 1993 as chief operating officer and was promoted to the corner office in 2000. Allison and his wife, [...]

Medicare Advantage payment rates for 2017 will rise by 1.35%

Icon Written by Alex on February 21, 2016 – 7:15 am

Baseline Medicare Advantage payment rates for 2017 will rise by 1.35% on average, an early win for health insurance companies in what is the final Medicare rate battle of the Obama administration. When factoring in the risk coding tendencies, the average change in Medicare Advantage insurers’ revenue will climb 3.55% next year, according to a CMS [...]

After New Hampshire victory, Sanders reaffirms single-payer stance

Icon Written by Alex on February 10, 2016 – 8:46 am

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and his vision of single-payer healthcare won the night in New Hampshire for Democrats. Donald Trump, who has shared less about his healthcare views but once also favored a more centralized insurance system, came in first for the Republican field. Both were declared winners of the New Hampshire primary by wide margins as soon as [...]

Broward Health under federal and state probes after CEO’s suicide

Icon Written by Alex on February 3, 2016 – 8:12 pm

Broward Health reportedly is under two investigations, one federal, another state, that have come to light after the recent suicide of the system’s CEO. The FBI is looking into claims of corruption following evidence gathered by a corporate private investigator allegedly hired by Dr. Nabil El Sanadi, according to a not-for-profit investigative journalism organization. El [...]