44 health companies make the Fortune 500 (June 12)
The Fortune 500 list features several companies in the health care industry, including HCA Holdings, which took the No. 63 spot.
A small tweak helped community health not-for-profit Sun Health cut the Medicare 30-day hospital readmission rate for program participants by 56 percent—and achieve the lowest readmissions rate among all participants in CMS' Community-based Care Transitions Program.
To combat rising drug costs, Cleveland Clinic launched a cost control initiative that generated $90 million in savings between 2010 and 2016—and nearly half of those savings were on the inpatient side, Maggie Van Dyke reports for Hospitals & Health Networks.
Amazon's reported entry into medical product distribution should serve as a wake-up call that traditional relationships between providers and suppliers "are ripe for disruption," according to Advisory Board's Brandi Greenberg.
States vary widely in their per-capita health care spending, but the amount spent hasn't changed much in recent years, according to a Health Affairs analysis of CMS data. Check out our maps to see how the spending breaks down.