With nearly 30 years of healthcare experience, Quint Studer has established himself as a strong advocate for change and improvement and as a go-to expert for management advice.
CMS announced Wednesday some physicians will continue to experience a temporary 21 percent pay cut, even though Congress finalized the repeal of Medicare’s ‘doc fix’ in plenty of time Tuesday night, according to The Hill.View full post
While the interoperability of electronic health records is a high priority for the federal government, it really only is a means to an end, National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo said in a keynote address at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s annual conference in Chicago Thursday morning.View full post
Citing broad growth across its business units, UnitedHealth Group reported higher-than-expected first quarter earnings and revenue Thursday morning, and also announced that it is raising its full-year guidance. As a result of the strong earnings report…View full post
The latest figures from CMS indicate eligible professionals will face approximately $200 million in Medicare reimbursement penalties in 2015 for failing to attest to meaningful use.View full post
Physicians, hospitals, medical group practices and other stakeholders are joining together today to call on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to further improve the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and make it more sustainable….View full post
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.