A three-judge panel from the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has unanimously held low- and middle-income Americans in all states can legally receive subsidies for health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, even if the…
With population health management becoming a central focus for more healthcare providers, a growing number are considering adding a chief population health officer to the executive ranks.
As noted in a recent help wanted ad for the role, CPHOs report t…
Risk of death following surgery is highest on weekends and afternoons and in February, according to a research announcement from the European Society of Anaesthesiology.read moreView full post
Keeping with its continued commitment to fully inform physicians about the implementation of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act (Sunshine Act), the AMA reminded physicians of the deadline to complete a two-phase process necessary to review their data a…View full post
It costs a lot for companies to buy health insurance, so the idea of giving employees money to buy their own coverage has a lot of appeal. But it might end up being more expensive for workers.View full post
Julie Kimble, vice president and general manager of Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Solutions, provides 3 main points to examine when looking to outsource facilities management.View full post
To buy or lease? That’s often a fork in the road for consumers when it comes to purchasing a home or automobile, but the same applies to hospital management as well.
By Cindy Mann, Deputy Administrator and Director, Center for Medicaid & CHIP Services and Patrick Conway, M.D., Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality and CMS Chief Medical Officer As part of its commitment in working with states to improve care and improve health for Medicaid beneficiaries, and through these improvements, reduce costs, the Centers for […]
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.