Sanford Health offers barbed remarks for Fairview Health Services after announcing that their months-long confidential merger talks have ended without a deal. In the Pacific Northwest, Catholic Health Initiatives and Peace Health say their talks have ended. >>>
Healthcare industry groups are expressing concern over proposed cuts to Medicare and limits to charitable deductions, but favor the White House budget's proposed delay in cuts to disproportionate share hospital payments. >>>
A pediatrician's billing policies—and an insurance company's inability to negotiate better terms—perfectly highlight the difficult work in store for those of us who would like to see more value in healthcare. >>>
When doctors are told the price of diagnostic laboratory tests, they respond like informed consumers and either order fewer tests or shop around for cheaper alternatives, a study shows. >>>
A 25% multiple procedure payment reduction to Medicare reimbursements for interpretations of advanced diagnostic imaging scans performed on the same patient in the same session is drawing the ire of radiologists. >>>
Surgical teams have a lot to learn from watching themselves in action. If hospitals don't start recording surgical procedures as a method of stimulating quality improvements, they may eventually be forced to do so. >>>
Although the idea of collecting money up front—or at least verifying insurance details to be certain the payer will ultimately reimburse for services—seems basic, it's surprisingly uncommon in the healthcare industry. >>>
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