New payment models from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina mean patients receive highly coordinated pre-operative care and one fixed-rate bill for 30-days pre- and 90-days post-surgery for knee replacements. >>>
Bariatric surgery patients have lower costs for medication and physician's office visits up to six years later, but those savings are offset by more hospitalizations and hospital costs, health economists say. >>>
The volume and cost of hysterectomy procedures performed by surgical robots are soaring. But infection rates, intraoperative injuries, reoperations, and transfusions are all essentially the same as for traditional laparoscopy. >>>
With 40% of rural facilities already operating at a loss, a 2% cut about to be triggered by unchecked legislation "is incredibly challenging," says an official at the National Rural Health Association's Rural Health Policy Institute. >>>
The founder of the Center for Connected Health at Partners HealthCare launches a start-up project on the side—a social media-driven online support group with tools for "everyday folks" to be more active. >>>
For the third consecutive year, healthcare leaders view the industry as being on the wrong track, according to the 2013 HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey. A possible solution is value-based purchasing—64% consider it their organization's greatest opportunity. >>>
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