The California Department of Insurance and Blue Shield of California are at odds over the insurer's efforts to close 23 health plans and transfer those members to other products. >>>
Medicare beneficiaries would feel the brunt if the healthcare reform law were to be repealed, says Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the matter Wednesday. >>>
The launch of 89 accountable care organizations in 40 states on July 1 means more than 2.4 million Medicare beneficiaries are receiving care from shared savings ACOs, federal officials say. >>>
The consumer publication's new hospital rating system uses only publicly available data, including patient experience data, and is aimed at hospital CEOs and boards as well as healthcare consumers. >>>
Metal-on-metal hip replacement or hip resurfacing systems, once seen as a safer alternative to prostheses made of polyethylene or ceramic, are under fire. But despite a raft of reports about device failures and toxicity issues, it remains unclear how serious, or extensive, the issue truly is. >>>
Successfully preventing readmissions requires many players to fill the gaps in the care continuum. In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, we examine how four leading health systems—Griffin Hospital, Parkview Health, Sarasota Memorial HealthCare System, and UPMC Hamot—are moving the needle. >>>
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