Industry-wide changes and a growing emphasis on strategic activity makes this year an exciting time for healthcare, though such changes introduce risks in addition to new opportunities. The healthcare sector is subject to and must also contend with pol…
In the wake of the Affordable Care Act, many hospitals report a rise in the number of patients seeking care in their emergency departments, according to the Los Angeles Times.read moreView full post
Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) is continuing to urge for a shorter reporting period for eligible professionals and eligible hospitals to attest to Meaningful Use–and now has the backing of 28 of her colleagues.read moreView full post
Medicare will cut payments to hospitals with high rates of patient infections and injuries. Half that nation’s academic medical centers will be docked by Medicare for making too many medical mistakes.View full post
In a highly anticipated address, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) said he is open to keeping the state’s private option Medicaid program in place until the end of 2016 but wants to form a task force to explore a future overhaul.
By Dr. Patrick Conway, CMS Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality and Chief Medical Officer Today, we at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are excited to announce the promising findings from two large-scale tests of advanced primary care: the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative and the Multi-payer Advanced Primary Care Practice (MAPCP) […]
Rising healthcare costs have been haunting both the sector and individual Americans for decades, but what if the recent slowdown in increases is actually permanent? That’s the argument of Temple University economics professor Tom E. Getzen, who also serves as executive director of the International Health Economics Association.
Seeking Lower Prices Where Providers Are Consolidated: <br>An Examination of Market and Policy Strategies
Consolidation between and among hospitals and physicians can lead to improvements in efficiency and quality of care, but it also tends to raise prices for health care services. As part of their Commonwealth Fund–supported study, researchers outlined eight strategies to promote greater competition on price and quality.