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Web Exclusive: Disease Prevention Gets $750M in Fed Funds
The money is intended for reducing tobacco use, increasing immunization, and integrating behavioral health into primary...
Web Exclusive: Charged Up About Chargemaster Automation
If there’s one area you cannot afford to take your eyes off, it’s the chargemaster. With every revenue...
Hospital monopolies ruin MRI bill as Sutter gets price it wants
After Mark Logsdon tore a ligament in his knee skiing at Lake Tahoe in March, he returned home to suburban Sacramento...
Doctor-run hospital tries to compete
Despite giving patients good value and a positive experience, the for-profit, physician-run Medical Center at Elizabeth...
Harvard Pilgrim seeks ’global payments’
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care will move towards “global payment” contracts with hospitals and doctors, CEO...
Executives at health insurance giants cash in as firms plan fee hikes
The top executives at the nation's five largest for-profit health insurance companies pulled in nearly $200 million in...
Blue Cross of MA agrees to reduce rate increase
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, the state’s largest health insurer, has agreed to reduce a dramatic rate...
Aetna posts higher 2Q profit up 42%
Health insurer Aetna Inc. said late Tuesday its second-quarter profit rose 42 percent, as the percentage of premiums...
Health law augurs transfer of funds from old to young
Across the country, dozens of private insurers that run Medicare Advantage plans are preparing to pare dental, vision...
Florida Hospital prepares to ax United Healthcare if talks fail
The Florida Hospital system and United Healthcare are embroiled in a contract standoff. If the two companies cannot...

Audio Conference: Blueprint for an Integrated and Alignment-Driven Physician Compensation Plan
With the advent of the accountable care organization and reimbursement shifts from pay for performance to bundled...
Webcast: Medical Home: Prime Your Organization for Launch
Move beyond the buzz and learn from experts about the realities of assessing readiness and preparing for medical homes...
Physician-Hospital Alignment After the ACA Decision
A healthcare institution can only achieve long-term success if there is strategic alignment between the hospital and...