A knee replacement at Medstar Harbor Hospital will cost a patient $37,225 on average, while the same procedure at University of Maryland Shore Medical System at Easton costs $22,687.
The investor-service company gauges impact of new 'association' health plans, expanded short-term insurance, and elimination of subsidies on the Obamacare exchanges.
Despite increased use of online resources to inform health decisions, a new survey shows that the 75% of registered voters are not using emerging healthcare innovations such as online health records and e-prescription services.
The health plan's bold goal is to improve customer health 20% by 2020. Humana's strategy includes helping community make better use of existing resources.
Hospital patients who had good dining experiences were also more likely to provide optimal ratings for overall food quality than patients whose expectations were not met, study finds.
More granular analyses of performance on specific medical conditions and procedures would make Medicare's hospital compare program's Star Ratings system more effective, says one observer.
Small employers are facing formidable hurdles as they consider self-funding health insurance plans. But self-funding still holds appeal.
Retailers didn't change their business because they didn't want to. Are hospitals and health systems, when presented with the same shift of consumer preference, poised to do any better?
Six in 10 patients with a primary care provider feel cared about by their doctor, but the same proportion would go to an urgent care center to avoid hassles at the PCP office.
CMS was slated to release the ratings in October. It is reportedly reviewing its methodology based on public comments.