FinanceMedPAC: Inconsistent ACO Participants Have Much Higher Costs
The finding 'raises some fundamental questions' about whether ACOs are prepared to handle catastrophic health events, says MedPAC's executive director.
Air Ambulance Costs Fly Around Fixes For Surprise Medical Bills
Over and over again, the high cost associated with air ambulance service gives patients the biggest sticker shock.
StrategyWhy Some See Healthcare's Vertical Mergers as Good and Necessary
The meaningful factors driving vertical integration are largely market-based, not rooted in regulation, one professor told a Senate subcommittee.
FinanceNonprofits Unsure About Medicare-for-All, But Want Health Reform
More than 80% of small nonprofits were unable to afford group health insurance, according to a recent survey.
Clinical CareQ&A With BS&W Oncology Leader on Cancer Costs and Research
An oncologist who pioneered immunotherapy cancer treatments at Johns Hopkins Medicine is now pursuing novel cancer care at Baylor Scott...
FinanceHealth System CEOs More Concerned With Growth Than Costs
Hospitals and health system executives are shifting their top strategic focus from cost control to revenue growth, according to Advisory...
Don't Fear the Clinician-Patient Cost Conversation
Many revenue cycle leaders want to be the gatekeepers of cost information, but clinicians need to have those conversations, too.
FinanceQuorum Health to Sell California Hospital For Nearly $40M
The Brentwood, Tennessee-based hospital operator announced the divestiture of Watsonville Community Hospital.
FinanceFind the Hidden Dollars in Your Hospital (Without Reducing Labor)
Healthcare leaders must be proactive and clever about eliminating waste in healthcare processes, fixing those that contribute to inefficiencies in...
NursingPediatric Home Care Nurse Shortage Causes Family Hardships
Insufficient pay and training are driving a national pediatric home care nurse shortage.
FinanceNonprofit Providers Rely on Financial Discipline to Sustain Success
In order to navigate shrinking operating margins, financial executives at health systems must institute expense control strategies while also driving...
Clinical Care'Unprecedented' Survival Benefit Vanishes in Confirmatory Cancer Trial
Over $1 billion in sales for drug possibly without benefit.