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Payer Rankings Don't Tell Providers' Stories

Jacqueline Fellows

A close look at satisfaction scores healthcare providers assign to payers reveals that medical practice professionals aren't as happy with insurers as the list indicates at first glance. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Blame Season in the Healthcare Sector

Healthcare provider associations, retailers, drug makers, and health plans are trying their best to deflect responsibility onto one another for higher costs. >>>

Parkland Preps for CMS Reassessment

With most recommendations in its corrective action plan complete, Parkland Hospital is preparing for a federal inspection to determine whether it is eligible to continue receiving Medicare and Medicaid funding. >>>

Get Ready for Price Transparency

Healthcare providers have long kept secret the prices they negotiate with health plans. With consumers being asked to pay more of their healthcare, price transparency—and a stronger link between value and quality—is inevitable. >>>

Healthcare Reform Revs Compensation in the C-Suite

As the healthcare industry shifts from a fee-for-service foundation to one of value-based purchasing, executive pay programs are being adjusted as well. New focus is being placed on at-risk compensation. >>>

Doctors and Plans Blame Each Other for Costs

Health plans and physicians groups blame one another for market consolidations that they both claim are driving healthcare costs. But impartial observers say both sides are to blame and consumers are bearing the cost. >>>

Patient Safety Programs Pay Off for Healthcare Workers

A healthcare environment made safer for patients, through the use of technologies such as patient lifting devices, is inherently safer for physicians, nurses, and other clinical caregivers, a risk analysis suggests. >>>



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News Headlines

Insurers change their tune on Obamacare

New Jersey On-Line, December 5, 2012

UnitedHealth looks at docs' pay for medical savings

Star Tribune, December 5, 2012

GAO report reveals biggest violators of healthcare fraud

Compliance Week, December 4, 2012

Health insurers learn how to woo

USA Today, December 4, 2012

HMA denies '60 Minutes' allegations of quotas, fraud

Naples News, December 3, 2012

Insurance surcharges will fund most online exchanges created under health law

Kaiser Health News, December 3, 2012

BCBS dominates NC health insurance markets

Winston-Salem Journal, December 3, 2012

Mismatched data hamper US accounting of Medicaid costs

Bloomberg Businessweek, November 30, 2012

Do patient portals ramp up cost of healthcare?

InformationWeek, November 30, 2012

Self-insured health plans on the rise for private-sector employers

The Hill, November 29, 2012



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Volume, Value, and Compensation Metrics

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