Geisinger Health System has introduced the "Feinburger," a new dish named after president and CEO David Feinberg, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from North Carolina, New York, and Pennsylvania.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma says CMS' Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation is "a powerful tool for improving quality and reducing costs," but its current payment models are too complex and "might have encouraged consolidation within the health care system."
A new Advisory Board study demonstrates how better employee engagement can improve hospital performance—and Indiana-based Parkview Health spotlights how hospitals can engage employees from the outset, Alex Kacik reports for Modern Healthcare.
The Senate is speeding forward on a GOP bill to repeal and replace major parts of the Affordable Care Act and overhaul Medicaid, with a vote expected before the Congressional Budget Office can fully analyze the bill's effects. In the absence of a formal CBO analysis, outside experts are weighing in—with one left-leaning think tank projecting the bill will lead 30 million people to lose coverage by 2026.
Walgreens Boots Alliance on Tuesday said it has "secured regulatory clearance" for a scaled-back agreement to purchase nearly 2,000 Rite Aid stores, ending two years of negotiations over antitrust concerns.