Highmark, the Pennsylvania-based integrated healthcare network, seeks to use ACOs and primary care medical homes to transform the way it does business. >>>
As the result of a multi-city operation, the Medicare Fraud Strike Force has brought charges against scores of people, including doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals allegedly involved in false billing schemes. >>>
Developing a measure to define overuse was difficult, but researchers found a way to quantify 26 types of unnecessary medical procedures administered to Medicare beneficiaries and tallied the cost. >>>
With more people able to purchase health insurance under the healthcare reform law, a Health Affairs study projects that hospital emergency departments could generate an additional 4.4% in profits in the coming years. >>>
A survey designed to measure the level of trust that hospital executives have in health insurance companies finds several factors that contribute to low scores, including the length of time it takes for claims to be paid, and the rates hospitals and physicians are paid. >>>
Healthcare leaders are finding that posting quality scores and outcomes, both good and bad, can be beneficial for staff as well as patients. >>>
Civil tone notwithstanding, several Republican senators say they will demand more transparency about the successes and failures of Obamacare from Sylvia Mathews Burwell than from her predecessor, Kathleen Sebelius. >>>
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