Jeff Lagasse

Jeff Lagasse is Associate Editor at Healthcare Finance.

Mergers value-based Kaufman Hall
By Jeff Lagasse 02:19 pm July 25, 2016
The first half of 2016 has seen more healthcare organization M&A activity than the same timeframe in 2015 as providers are figuring out how to navigate rapid industry change and emerging payment models, Kaufman Hall said. 
FBI HHS $1 billion Medicare fraud
By Jeff Lagasse 04:01 pm July 22, 2016
Philip Esformes, Odette Barcha, and Arnaldo Carmouze were charged with conspiracy, fraud and money laundering in a wide-ranging billing scam. 

CMS said it would soon release facility-specific ratings on its Hospital Compare website.

By Jeff Lagasse 10:31 am July 22, 2016
Specific hospital ratings will be posted on the CMS Hospital Compare website soon.
Pokemon Go
By Jeff Lagasse 03:59 pm July 15, 2016
With Pokéstops emerging at healthcare facilities, providers concerned about safety for patients and caregivers are asking people not to wander around their campuses using the mobile app. 
telehealth remote monitoring AHRQ
By Jeff Lagasse 02:20 pm July 05, 2016
The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality pinpointed instances where telemedicine consults are most effective, though to date information is lacking about cost and utilization. 
Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes
By Jeff Lagasse 08:49 am July 05, 2016
Citing clinical laboratory failures, U.S. Representatives request information on how Theranos is attempting to correct those flawed test results. 
By Jeff Lagasse 05:18 pm June 28, 2016
Medical imaging vendors are operating in a "churn" market, according to a new peer60 report, as hospitals experiment in finding which image sharing features mean the most to them.
Medicare Fraud Strike Force

Source: Wikimedia

By Jeff Lagasse 03:42 pm June 22, 2016
The defendants, 61 of them clinicians, are being charged with various crimes, including conspiracy, violations of anti-kickback statutes, money laundering and aggravated identity theft.
Robert Wood Johnson spending $2.6 trillion

It now appears that President Barack Obama's signature piece of legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, is reducing healthcare spending by more than originally anticipated. 

By Jeff Lagasse 02:55 pm June 21, 2016
The nonprofit credits Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act as reducing spending by $1 trillion, while Medicare and private health spending estimates are also lower. 
Prime Surgeons on-demand surgical care
By Jeff Lagasse 10:58 am June 17, 2016
Prime Surgeons called its surgical staff "elite," with patients ranging from athletes to celebrities and professionals, touts transparent pricing.

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