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.
Clinical CareIndiana Health System Develops New Measure of Care Value
The new measure compares actual spending on patient care over a 12-month period against the expected level of spending.
FinanceData Breaches Cost Hospitals $4B Annually
Provider organizations are expected to struggle to protect healthcare data in 2020, according to a Black Book survey.
StrategyCMS Delays Primary Care First Model Rollout to 2021
CMS says the additional time will be used to evaluate stakeholder feedback.
FinanceMajority of Hospital Data Breaches Expose Sensitive Financial Info
More than 70% of hospital data breaches include sensitive demographic or financial information that could lead to identity theft.
InnovationSocial Determinants Meet the Business Case
An analytics firm tests whether SDOH data will improve outcomes and save costs in Baltimore.
StrategyFewer ACOs Join Medicare Shared Savings Program, But More Take Downside Risk
The drop comes in the first enrollment start-date since CMS overhauled the program to hasten ACOs' downside risk.
FinanceACA Risk Adjustment Program 'Operated Smoothly' in 2018, CMS Says
The agency released data showing what it described as the program 'working as intended' to redistribute financial resources according to...
FinanceSupreme Court Takes Up $12B Dispute Over ACA Risk Corridor Payments
The justices agreed to hear arguments over whether Congress can pass riders that withhold funds in contravention of the relevant...
Hospitals are Ready to Assume More Risk
A survey shows most providers believe they have the capacity to assume more risk and will do so within the...
InnovationA Health Care Overhaul Could Kill 2 Million Jobs, And That's OK
Shouldn't the primary goal of a health care system be delivering efficient care at a reasonable price, not rewarding shareholders...