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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...
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...
The case for putting genomic medicine to work
Cardiologist Eric Topol, director of Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla, is a leading advocate of...
Prognosis guarded for Medicare and Social Security
Medicare and Social Security - the foundation of a secure retirement - are facing strains from an aging population and...
Can chance make you a killer?
Imagine you are a hospital doctor. Some patients die. But how many is too many before you or your hospital are labelled...
Web Exclusive: Problems and Solutions in End-of-Life Healthcare
Federal legislation passed in 1990 affirms patients' rights to document end-of-life wishes and designate a healthcare...
Web Exclusive: Avoid the Garbage
Physicians often ignore communications from health insurers, but a combination of targeted outreach and patient...
Frustration over healthcare system erupts in medical journal
The Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine is causing a stir nationwide, as an essay looks to turn anger toward the...