So-called "doc-fix" legislation that would replace the sustainable growth rate formula with a system that rewards physicians for delivering quality care could be up for a full committee vote this week. >>>
The countdown is on and the make-or-break technology backbone of the government's health insurance exchange is shrouded in questions about security and privacy. One health insurance vendor calls the scenario "a nightmare." >>>
Blue Shield of California says it expects rates for its policyholders to increase 13% on average in 2014, an increase executives say will be "legitimately below what people expected them to be." >>>
Programs developed by Dean Ornish, MD, for coronary artery disease, Type II diabetes, and early-stage prostate cancer are expected to extend Healthways' existing portfolio of well-being improvement programs. >>>
Georgia's new 23-hospital collaborative, with its focus on operational initiatives and improving population health, "represents a formidable force with substantial bargaining power" and may be the first stage of something bigger, says one healthcare analyst. >>>
Observers believe such a change would result in potentially far-reaching consequences for companies that fall under the purview of the SEC, including private, for-profit hospitals, their directors, officers, and employees. >>>
Healthcare providers with high headcounts get a break—they won't have to supply affordable health insurance to their employees or face a fine—yet. But hospitals and health systems still have to be prepared to deal with health insurance exchanges on Oct 1. >>>
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