WASHINGTON, May 15- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed Marilyn Tavenner, a former nurse and hospital company executive, as the first full-fledged administrator for the Medicare and Medicaid healthcare programs since 2006.. Medicare program and Medicaid are also on the firing line for potential deficit reduction.» Read More
WASHINGTON, May 15- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed Marilyn Tavenner, a former nurse and hospital company executive, as the first full-fledged administrator for the Medicare and Medicaid healthcare programs since 2006.. Medicare program and Medicaid are also on the firing line for potential deficit reduction.
MIAMI-- Hospitals nationwide could lose half a billion dollars in federal funding for uninsured patients next year under the national health overhaul _ a loss that will hit especially hard in states that decided against expanding Medicaid coverage.
RIO DE JANEIRO-- Using mobile health technology to monitor patients in poor urban areas could improve residents' access to health care while also reducing health care spending, a study conducted in a Rio de Janeiro hillside "favela" slum suggested Wednesday.
NEW YORK-- Shares of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. advanced Wednesday after the dialysis-services company posted strong first-quarter results and reached an agreement with shareholder Berkshire Hathaway.
In Denver, Colorado, for instance, treatment for heart failure ranges from $21,000 to $46,000, according to the data on services used in the 100 common hospital stays covered by the Medicare program for the elderly and disabled. In Jackson, Mississippi, fees for the same treatment range from $9,000 to $51,000.
HARRISBURG, Pa.-- The latest stop for a Republican-penned bill to limit insurance coverage of abortions sparked an angry debate Tuesday among senators, reviving arguments over President Barack Obama's health care law and the case of a Philadelphia abortion doctor accused of killing a patient and four babies.
Mike Coffman, R- Colo., said the Veterans Affairs Department's oversight of major constructions projects doesn't meet industrial standards and described it as dysfunctional. The medical centers that have been delayed are in Las Vegas; Orlando, Fla.; Denver; and New Orleans.
*CEO expects Texas to expand Medicaid eventually. NEW YORK, May 7- Tenet Healthcare Corp sees its hospitals playing a role in signing up uninsured Americans for President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul, particularly in states that are balking at implementing the reform.
*FDA sees long-term consequences in recruitment, future leadership. Participants at the Reuters Health Summit in New York this week spoke to the immediate impact of $85 billion in automatic government-wide budget cuts that began on March 1.
MADRID, May 7- Thousands of doctors and nurses went on strike across Spain's Madrid region on Tuesday to protest against plans to spend less public money on health care, the most unpopular part of the government's drive to cut costs.
WASHINGTON, May 2- The U.S. Justice Department is suing Chemed Corp and its hospice subsidiaries, including the biggest U.S. for-profit hospice chain, alleging false billings for Medicare hospice services.
May 2- Hospital operator Health Management Associates Inc, which warned last month of weak patient admissions, on Thursday posted a first-quarter profit that fell short of Wall Street expectations, sending its shares down nearly 9 percent.
Keith Smith, Co-founder, Managing Partner at the Surgery Center of Oklahoma says that all funds are channeled to patient care, helping his team deliver quality healthcare and low costs.
With five months until 2014 open enrollment starts, the picture's a little clearer in some of the 16 states that are building their own health exchange marketplaces, with CNBC's Bertha Coombs.
May 1- Ensign Group Inc:. *The Ensign Group acquires two Washington healthcare and senior housing. *Ensign subsidiary acquired Omaha nursing center, a skilled nursing facility.
April 30- Tenet Healthcare Corp on Tuesday posted a first-quarter net loss on a decline in admissions, the latest U.S. hospital operator to report a slowdown in patient visits. Hospital groups HCA Holdings Inc, Community Health Systems Inc and Health Management Associates Inc have all warned that admissions were weak in the first quarter.
Hospital groups HCA Holdings Inc, Community Health Systems Inc and Health Management Associates Inc have all warned that admissions were weak in the first quarter. Tenet, the No. 3 for-profit U.S. hospital chain, said its first-quarter net loss was $88 million, or 85 cents a share, compared with net income of $58 million, or 53 cents a share, a year earlier.
April 30- LifePoint Hospitals Inc:. *Deutsche Bank raises target price to $48 from $46; rating hold. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
April 30- Tenet Healthcare Corp on Tuesday posted a first-quarter net loss on a decline in admissions, becoming the latest U.S. hospital operator to report a slowdown in patient visits. Tenet confirmed its outlook for full-year 2013 adjusted earnings before tax, interest, depreciation and amortization of $1.325 billion to $1.425 billion.
April 29- LifePoint Hospitals Inc:. *Credit Suisse raises target price to $48 from $45; rating neutral. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.