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The time is now for ACOs, former CMS administrator says
With the prohibitive and rising cost of healthcare, there has never been a greater need for accountable care...
Opinion: HSAs lucrative for insurers, costly for consumers
In its ongoing attempt to weaken a key provision of the healthcare reform law -- the one that requires insurers to...
Web Exclusive: A Modest Proposal: Pay More for Care Only if It's Better
By applying comparative effectiveness research results to federal reimbursements, only medical services with higher...
Web Exclusive: Baptist Health in an Arkansas State of Denial
An economic conflict of interest policy is put to the legal test at Baptist Health in Arkansas. The state's highest...
Las Vegas panel discusses how best to stem the spread of infection
A Las Vegas Sun investigation found that lethal “superbugs" are infecting thousands of patients in local...
Insurers must reshape their image and impact upcoming regulations
Industry observers queried by Health Plan Week say health insurers have no one but themselves to blame for a poor...
Looking Upstream
Over the past few weeks, I've been on the road at conferences and meetings talking with healthcare administration and...
The Beautiful People
About a week before I left for Philadelphia to attend the Medical Group Management Association's big conference, a...
MGMA: Extreme Challenges
The world is changing--fast--and medical groups will need to adapt, says James Canton, PhD. He kicked off the MGMA's...
A Wise Investment
With the downward pressure of reimbursement cuts and the continual need to reinvest in technology, a medical group...