April 10, 2017 1,000 Hospitals Receive Healthgrades Patient Experience and Patient Safety Awards Healthgrades has named nearly 1,000 hospitals to its 2017 Outstanding Patient Experience Award and Patient Safety Excellence Award lists. The awards, which the group gives out each year, are meant to highlight U.S. facilities...

Final CMS Rule Cuts Medicaid DSH; High DSH Hospitals Could Lose Millions CMS has pushed through a final rule that cuts the amount of supplemental pay that hospitals receive to account for Medicare and third-party payments when calculating how much hospitals spend on uncompensated care and...

Health Care Repeal, Replace Goes Down; GOP Moves On; What’s Next? In a stunning move Friday, the House GOP leadership pulled its American Health Care Act repeal and replace legislation from a scheduled vote because it appeared the votes to pass the legislation were not there....

House GOP Health Care Showdown on Thursday The House is expected to vote Thursday on the GOP ‘repeal and replace’ legislation, according to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI).  It is still uncertain whether there are enough votes to pass the legislation, the American * Health Care Act....

Top 100 Hospitals Names by Truven Truven Health Analytics has released its annual study identifying the 100 Top U.S. hospitals based on their overall organizational performance. The annual five-year trend analysis found significant improvement for U.S. hospitals on a number of key quality measures, such as...

ACA Repeal/Replace/Repair Moves Forward This Week Barring even more unforeseen turmoil in GOP ranks, the House Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce Committees are likely to mark up ACA repeal and replace legislation this week.  Proposed bills have not yet been released for public review...

House GOP ACA Replacement Plan Leaked; Governors Push Back; Mayors Weigh In Too A draft House Republican Obamacare repeal bill that leaked out late last week would dismantle the healthcare subsidies and eliminate Medicaid expansion. The legislation, which we are told is a 2-week-old version, would...

New Administration Moves to Stabilize Health Insurance Markets CMS formally submitted a proposed rule to the Office of Management and Budget last week, which is focused on stabilizing the ACA markets. Details are expected to be made public this week. Limited information is available on OMB’s...

ACA Repeal, Replace, Repair Plans Raise Serious Concerns Among GOP Leaders Someone recorded the private session of GOP lawmakers’ retreat last week in Philadelphia and much of the discussion centered around the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.  Reports says GOP legislators appear to be concerned about...

Trump Issues First Executive Order To Change the Affordable Care Act In his first executive order, President Trump on Friday evening directed government agencies to scale back as many aspects of the Affordable Care Act as possible. The one-page order (click here to read), which Mr....