Is it all about service, or quality, or cost? Patients, employers and physicians have conflicting priorities for what constitutes value, and that could have costly consequences for the $3.3 trillion healthcare sector.
A recent survey shows that more than half of consumers determine the price before receiving healthcare. Physicians and health systems will need to respond to the movement toward price-based decisions in healthcare.
Advocate Health Care is ready to give a merger another try—this time with Wisconsin giant Aurora Health Care, in a proposed deal that would create the 10th largest not-for-profit hospital system in the country.
For many hospitals, radiology can be just fanother contracted service. But for those who recognize the impact prompt and accurate radiology can add value to all the inpatient services hospitals provide, retaining the right partner is imperative.
A wave of hospitals and other medical companies are likely to restructure their debt or file for bankruptcy in the coming year, following the recent spate of failing retailers and energy drillers, according to restructuring professionals.
Even when consumers have health plans that require them to pay a high amount out-of-pocket for care, they often don’t talk to doctors about the price of treatments or shop around to get the best deal, a U.S. study suggests.
WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, Alex Azar, the former drug company executive nominated to take over the country’s top health care agency, will face tough questions from the senators who try to keep that department in check.