FinanceHealth Spending Grew 4.6% in 2018, Outpaced by Overall Economy
The total number of uninsured people rose by 1 million for the second consecutive year.
StrategyHospital Splits This Payroll Expense 50/50 With Local Payer to Curb ER Overuse
New Ulm Medical Center struck a deal with a local payer willing to share the cost of a simple intervention....
FinanceStates Look to Benchmarking Programs to Contain Healthcare Costs
This year, Oregon became the fourth state to implement a healthcare cost benchmarking program.
FinanceHHS Announces CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid Will Offer HIV Medication for Free
Qualified patients will receive free PrEP medication no later than March 30, 2020, the agency announced.
FinanceRural Subsidy-Eligible ACA Enrollees See Biggest Premium Declines
Monthly premiums fell from $288 in 2017 to $162 in 2019 for subsidy-eligible enrollees in rural markets.
FinanceM Health Fairview Considers Staffing Cuts, Hospital Closures
The health system is looking for ways to address a projected $80 million net loss in 2020.
StrategyLast-Minute Loophole Could Undermine Texas Law Against Surprise Medical Bills
State agencies are writing rules that will let providers send patients bills in nonemergency situations, such as scheduled surgeries.
Clinical CareFreestanding Emergency Departments Can Increase Patient Spending
New research largely supports the claims of freestanding emergency department critics.
FinanceGeisinger's Long-Term Investment Plan to Eradicate Med School Debt, Strengthen Primary Care
Jaewon Ryu, MD, JD, CEO of Geisinger Health sees the investment 'not just as tuition support' but as a way...
FinanceHumana Cuts $3.5B in Care Costs Through Medicare Advantage
The Louisville-based insurer's annual value-based care report found Medicare Advantage members are going to the hospital less often.
FinancePremiums and Deductibles Account for 11.5% of Median Income
Employee payments for health insurance exceeded wage growth between 2008 to 2018, according to the Commonwealth Fund.
Clinical CareThese Are IBM Watson Health's Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals
The winners had significantly higher inpatient survival rates, fewer complications, and lower costs than their peers.