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AP-GfK Poll: Baby boomers fear outliving Medicare
The first baby boomers will be old enough to qualify for Medicare Jan. 1, and many fear the program's obituary will...
Web Exclusive: Moody's: Leadership a Top Factor in Hospital Ratings
The quality and capability of leadership—including a hospital's board and management team—are primary...
Insurers and ratings groups post information to help patients choose doctors
For most people, picking a doctor is hardly a scientific process. They ask friends or family members to pass along...
Tufts' Roosevelt: More than one payment model needed to align goals, achieve quality
James Roosevelt Jr., president and CEO of Tufts Health Plan in Boston, writes that changes to physician payments are an...
Can free advice on care lower health costs?
Optum Health is banking on the theory that helping consumers make wiser choices on medical procedures will save money...
Word of mouth, physician referrals drive provider choice
Most American adults who are looking for a primary care physician, specialist, or hospital do not go online to consider...
An unhealthy state
Although reports vary, Alabama’s obesity rate ranks second worst the country at 30.1%. As a result, obese state...
Kaiser, Mid Atlantic top managed-care rankings
An annual "report card" by the Maryland Health Care Commission ranks Kaiser Permanente and Mid Atlantic Medical...
Google and Microsoft look to change healthcare
Google and Microsoft have begun working on plans to improve the nation's healthcare. The two will combine the Web's...
Hospital costs appear to be slowing
Patient care costs increased by less than 1% between 2005 and 2006—prior to that, the average increase had been...