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After several years of questions about executive pay coupled with criticism surrounding the insurer's transparency, Blue Shield of California has issued a detailed report of its top 10 executive salaries in 2015.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services intends to incorporate sociodemographic factors into its methodology for determining hospital quality, but in the meantime, some providers are taking the initiative themselves, according to Kaiser Health News.
For the second consecutive year, healthcare CEOs in the Standard & Poor's 500 index were compensated millions of dollars more than their counterparts in other industries, according to an Associated Press/Equilar analysis.
The implementation of electronic health records systems on a large scale has damaged the bottom lines of many major healthcare organizations, Among them, according to Becker's Hospital Review, are heavyweight hospitals and healthcare systems such as the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas and Partners HealthCare, the predominant provider network in Massachusetts.
Arizona's Medicaid program has won a narrow legal victory in state court regarding its ability to file liens against patients if they were hospitalized due to a personal injury and received a payment from a third party for damages.
In this FiercePracticeManagement exclusive, Mark Miller, M.D., explains how he's overcome obstacles that stand in the way of practices staying independent and offers advice on how other solo practitioners can do the same.
The role of the nurse practitioner has grown increasingly important in the provision of high-quality, patient-centric, team-based care. Indeed, NPs now make up approximately one-third of the workforce in primary care settings, according to American Association of Nurse Practitioners President Cindy Cooke.
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