Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase announced Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, as the new CEO for its partnership on U.S. employee healthcare. A surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and professor at Harvard Medical School, he will begin his new role July 9.
CNBC reported on May 7 that Geisinger Health System CEO David Feinberg, MD, was the top pick to lead the healthcare venture run by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase. Within hours, Feinberg said he wouldn’t be leaving Geisinger but “appreciated being part of the conversation.”
When President Donald Trump stopped payment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s cost-sharing reduction subsidies, or CSRs, insurers found a way to limit the impact of the resulting premium hikes by putting the entire increase on the ACA exchanges’ silver-level plans. This “silver loading” technique will be allowed to continue in 2019, HHS Secretary Alex Azar told a House committee.
As CVS Health move towards completing its $69 billion acquisition of Aetna, its announced the senior leadership team of the combined company, including Aetna chief financial officer Shawn Guertin becoming CFO for the expanded CVS.
Roper first joined the university as dean of its School for Public Health in 1997. He was then promoted to CEO of the healthcare system, dean of the medical school and vice chancellor for medical affairs in 2004.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has added five new members, including a former head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and chief medical officers at HCA Healthcare and Geisinger Health System.
Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush issued an apology for “regrettable incidents” after it was reported he had admitted to assaulting his now former wife, but he’ll remain CEO of the health IT company as its under pressure to accept a takeover bid from activist hedge fund manager Paul Singer.
Of the 247 emergency room (ER) physicians who responded to the ACEP poll, only 6 percent said their department is “completely” prepared for surge capacity in the wake of a disaster or mass casualty incident.
“Where we are headed right now is probably not sustainable. We will not get to a single-payer system in the current administration, maybe [not] even in the next. Things will have to get worse before they get better," said Doug Koekkoek, MD.
Thomas Miller has led Quorum Health since it was spun off from Community Health Systems in 2016. Like other for-profit hospital operators, it has run into financial issues in recent years—it closed or divested of 10 hospitals since the spinoff and has targeted up to $215 million in additional sales of assets after reporting a net loss of $98.5 million in the first quarter of 2018.
After President Donald Trump’s last nominee for VA Secretary withdrew from consideration over numerous allegations about his personal conduct and prescribing habits, Trump has picked Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie to take over the role in a full-time capacity.
Matt Eyles will take over on June 1 as the new CEO of the health insurance industry’s largest lobbying group, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). Ahead of assuming the top post, he spoke with Vox about several major legislative trends which could impact insurers.
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston has long been touted as one of the top hospitals in the country for heart transplant and surgery. In recent years, however, its quality scores have plummeted and top physicians have left, all while the center was being led by a relatively inexperienced surgeon.
The top senators on the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs had floated the idea of issuing a subpoena to CMS Administrator Seema Verma, MPH, after she repeatedly declined to testify before the panel on Medicaid fraud and overpayments. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, later said Congress and the agency will "work cooperatively."
CMS Administrator Seema Verma, MPH, spoke at a May 15 Washington Post event focused on health policy, offering some hints on where her agency’s Medicaid and Affordable Care Act (ACA) regulations may be headed.