StrategyBCBS Minnesota Buys Minority Stake in North Memorial Health Clinics
The ownership structure aims to lower care costs by up to 20% over five years, by focusing on value-based care.
FinanceConvenience and Lower Costs Lead Way for Outpatient Care
New technology and consumerism are leading growth in outpatient care, according to a new survey.
Clinical CareDelivering Primary Care at Mental Health Clinics Wins in Trial
Physical health markers in mentally ill patients improved under 'reverse co-location' model.
StrategyWalmart Charts New Course By Steering Workers To High-Quality Imaging Centers
The retail giant is believed to be the first to prod workers to use imaging providers based on diagnostic accuracy...
FinanceHospitals Chafe Under Medicare's New Payment Rule For Off-Campus Clinics
With its new policy, Medicare is saying that an off-campus office is an off-campus office, regardless of whether it's owned...
FinanceAHA Study Finds 'Drastic' Income, Health Differences Between Hospital Outpatients and ASC Patients
Hospitals push back against CMS's policy shift on site-neutral payments for outpatient services.
CareWell Urgent Care to Pay $2M to Resolve Upcoding Allegations
Prosecutors allege that CareWell executives developed schemes to create mandatory but unnecessary examinations that were billed to state and federal...
States Push For Caregiver Tax Credits
AARP is pushing bills in eight state legislatures that would give home caregivers tax credits to help offset the cost...
Clinical CareCostly Confusion: Medicare's Wellness Visit Isn't The Same As An Annual Physical
Federal law prohibits Medicare from paying for annual physicals, and patients who get them may be on the hook for...
StrategyWhat's to Keep Amazon From Competing in Brick-and-Mortar Healthcare? Not Much
Amazon could join retail clinics already competing with hospitals and health systems to provide outpatient healthcare services.
Clinical CarePostacute Care Location Matters for Readmissions
After adjusting for proximity to a home healthcare agency versus an SNF, the difference was a 5.6-percentage point greater rate...
Clinical CareChanges Afoot for Kidney Disease Payment in Medicare
HHS Secretary Alex Azar tells the annual Kidney Patient Summit that his department wants to encourage more transplants and home...