Robert McLean, president of the American College of Physicians, noted that the group's statement is not an endorsement for any specific candidate's proposal, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
More than 15% of Americans are inactive, and rates of inactivity are especially high in the Southern United States, according to new CDC data. See where inactivity is highest and how it breaks down by race with our interactive maps.
FTC Commissioner Christine Wilson on Thursday said the agency this year will increase its scrutiny in health care by challenging "every hospital merger" and cracking down on certificates of public advantage. Advisory Board's Dave Willis explains why the move is "not surprising" but suggests that organizations adopt a new strategy for M&A.
A federal judge last week lifted an injunction that had blocked HHS' new liver allocation policy, allowing the policy—which requires livers to first be allocated to the sickest patients within a 500-mile radius of the donor hospital's location—to take effect.
In a Washington Post opinion piece, Cynthia Weber Cascio, a principal at M&C Media, shares her experience of being forced to negotiate surprise medical bills totaling $17,000 directly with her surgeon—a practice she claims is "akin to telling the victim of a mugging to ask the thief for their purse back."