Population health and accountable care models continue to gain traction as the industry shifts away from the traditional fee-for-service provider payment structure. >>>
A report from researchers at UCLA is intended to be a wake-up call about the use of medical technologies and tools that if not appropriately applied, "end up extending the dying process, not benefiting the patient in the ICU bed." >>>
It's imperative that healthcare providers team with patients to determine the ultimate medical mission. >>>
To help reduce the cost of care for their frailest members, payers are increasingly focusing on prevention and disease management. It is estimated that these patients drive 35% to 50% of total healthcare costs. >>>
MGMA-ACMPE has penned a blistering 18-page report in response to the proposed federal rule on payments to doctors, criticizing the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for inaccuracy, inconsistency, and being misleading. >>>
If you're in charge of running a hospital or health system, managing the passive risk of payment reform is a given. To push your organization ahead, you'll need to take on the bigger risk that comes from being truly innovative. >>>
Researchers say companies that have won an award for their employee health and safety cultures also outperform the Standard & Poor's 500, but they cannot yet say that causality has been identified. >>>
As competition for volume increases among hospitals and health systems, employers are seeking high-value partners. >>>
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