Consumers cast a long shadow over this year's America's Health Insurance Plans Institute annual conference, with speaker after speaker advising insurers how to come to grips with the retail revolution in the healthcare industry.
Turner West, director of Education and Community Programs at Lexington, KY-based Hospice of the Bluegrass, discusses how palliative care can drive value at hospitals in areas such as readmissions, mortality, and patient satisfaction.
Removing the consumer pinch from narrow provider networks in individual insurance exchanges is a matter of striking a "delicate balance" between payers and the insured, suggests a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report.
A community hospital on the edge of Appalachia is becoming a leader in diabetes management and prevention. It's found a way to shorten patients' length of stay, boost prevention efforts, and help train endocrinology specialists....