Professional associations and lobbying groups have so far avoided bashing the final rule, which details how financial relationships between drug and device manufacturers and healthcare providers must be disclosed to the federal government. >>>
Three out of four consumers surveyed say they find bundled care plans "appealing." The promise of transparency is tantalizing, but consumers are clear-eyed and armed with a list of essential benefits. >>>
A peer-reviewed journal that focuses on direct patient care rather than healthcare policy is set to debut. It may finally give authors what they've been lacking—an ample platform from which to explore patient-centered clinical innovation and process improvement. >>>
Innovation isn't the sole province of the wizards at Apple or Google. In healthcare, tech innovation often emerges from the good ideas of creative minds working in close concert with providers. >>>
Prime Healthcare Services has announced two separate acquisitions of financially troubled hospitals in New Jersey and Kansas. Tenet signed a joint venture with John Muir Health in California. >>>
The IRS has already said it will not enforce penalties for not obtaining health insurance, but according to an exception-filled set of rules proposed by the White House, there wouldn't be much to enforce even if the agency were willing. >>>
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