Tenet CEO Ron Rittenmeyer said selling the subsidiary would have been Tenet's first choice but that the decision to move forward with a spinoff is "a no-brainer" from a "shareholder standpoint," in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Massachusetts, Ohio, and Texas.
If you've paid attention to attention to news headlines recently, you might have noticed that the U.S. birth rate in 2018 hit its lowest point in 32 years. And while some articles on the subject implied the trend might be worrisome, here's whay it's not time to panic (yet) Daily Briefing's Ashley Fuoco Antonelli writes.
The Senate Finance Committee on Thursday voted 19-9 to advance a bipartisan bill aimed at lowering prescription drug costs, but the bill might face opposition in the full Senate unless it undergoes substantial revisions.
Modern Healthcare this week released its annual Physician Compensation Survey, which lists average annual compensation for 23 provider specialties. Find out who's paid the most (and the least) on our interactive chart, and dive deeper into two important trends in the report with Advisory Board's Rachel Woods.
With so many health care providers, thought leaders, journalists, and policymakers active on Twitter, it's easy to miss tweets that are informative, provocative, or entertaining. Here are 10 health care tweets that caught our eyes this week.