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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...
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...
Web Exclusive: Bundling: Is What's Good for the Consumer Good for You?
Readers are quick to let me know when I'm off target, and quick to praise when I'm on. I appreciate that.
Web Exclusive: Budget Analysis: Does This Kind of Health Reform Work for You?
President Obama's budget proposal calls for a switch to bundled payments for hospitalizations of Medicare patients...
Web Exclusive: Twelve Rounds with Medicare Advantage
Foes have pummeled Medicare Advantage over the past year with sharp lefts and dizzying rights. The latest blow came not...
Web Exclusive: Are You Ready for Healthcare Reform?
Healthcare reform will likely be one of the top priorities President-elect Barack Obama and his administration tackles...
Web Exclusive: CDHPs Aren't Going Away
The focus of the past three years on consumer-directed healthcare likely isn't going away, even with the election...