FinanceAs ACA Marketplaces Stabilize, Premiums Drop
An Urban Institute study found that 31 states saw a decline in premium costs for their lowest-price silver plan.
FinanceData Analytics Utilization 'Negligible' Among 80% of Healthcare Orgs
More hospital leaders have access to healthcare data analytics than in years past but most don't use them.
Clinical CareTarget Long-Term Emergency Room Frequent Users to Curb Visits and Cut Costs
Long-term ED frequent users use emergency rooms on a chronic basis and have relatively high costs, researchers find.
FinanceLoopholes Limit New California Law To Guard Against Lofty Air Ambulance Bills
The new law won't protect consumers whose health plan isn't regulated by the state.
FinanceMSSP ACO Participation Remains Flat in 2020
Stakeholders say 'Pathways to Success' mandates have dampened ACO enthusiasm for the program.
FinanceHigh-Deductible Plans Jeopardize Financial Health Of Patients And Rural Hospitals
In rural areas, where high-deductible plans are even more prevalent and incomes tend to be lower, patients often struggle to...
StrategyHouse Panel High on Bills Addressing Infant Death, Transplant Drugs
Bipartisan support for measures to increase research, improve care.
FinanceAHIP Seeks 'Context' For Report Detailing Bloated Administrative Costs
A study compared administrative costs for healthcare in Canada and the United States and found a spending gap that is...
Clinical CarePrior Authorization Cuts Costs, but Is It Bad for Patients?
Psychiatry is one area where study found clear harm.
FinanceAlmost All Women Paid Out-Of-Pocket for Maternity Care Costs
The mean total cost of maternity care rose from about $3,000 in 2008 to north of $4,500 in 2015, according...
FinanceComplications Increase Vaginal Delivery Costs by 20%, Study Finds
Severe maternal morbidity factors can force women to stay hospital-bound for 70% longer, the analysis found.
FinanceCHS Names New CFO, Completes Sale of 3 Virginia Hospitals
Kevin Hammons previously served as Community Health Systems' assistant CFO and treasurer.