The company's fourth annual study reviewed clinical outcomes at more than 300 health systems and picked the leaders based on a composite score of eight measures of quality, patient perception of care, and efficiency. >>>
Federal health officials are using their powers to keep health premium increases low by declaring that Trustmark Life Insurance Company's premium hikes are "excessive" and "unreasonable." >>>
The top 5% of the U.S. population, which accounts for half of all healthcare expenditures, may yield the biggest opportunity for realizing savings, suggests a report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. >>>
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