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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...
The New IT Landscape For Health Insurers
Periodically, a dramatic change in an industry enables chief information officers to step up and play a decisive role...
Disruptive innovation, applied to healthcare
The U.S. healthcare system is on life support because it costs too much and saps economic vitality, achieves far too...
Web Exclusive: National Health Information Network Set to Launch, Sort Of
The Nationwide Health Information Network will become reality very soon, when preliminary tests go live in February...
3-D images can diagnose more than just medical problems
While 3-D images has worked wonders in radiology, some technology data managers are getting into the game by using 3-D...