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Groups to find out if Obamacare is their golden ticket

Groups to find out if Obamacare is their golden ticket

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Healthcare reform — Obamacare — has stuck a lot of providers and caregivers in tough positions. Whether proponents or opponent of the watershed law, most expect rocky times, at least temporarily, are ahead. But one key player sees nothing but opportunity.

Premier to file for IPO

Premier Inc., a healthcare group purchasing alliance with 56,000 non-acute healthcare facilities including nursing homes, is planning to file an initial public offering of $100 million.

When CMS turns carrots into sticks

When CMS turns carrots into sticks

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The revised hospital payment system technically hasn't begun yet. But that doesn't mean senior living operators shouldn't find a dark cloud around this silver lining.

Provider groups support ACO concept, oppose implementation regulations

With the comment period on accountable care organizations to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid now over, stakeholders seem to be clear with one voice: While they agree with the concept of ACOs, they find the regulations too "burdensome."

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