5 thoughts from Quint Studer: The value of pauses, decisiveness and proper timing

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.

5 questions about SGR’s replacement

Now that Congress finally repealed the long-hated Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) payment formula, I’m curious to see what happens with its replacement. About the only benefit the SGR had going…

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CMS proposes modest increase to 2016 hospital inpatient payments

Hospitals would get a modest payment increase from the Medicare program in 2016 under the proposed payment formula put forth last week by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Long-term care hospitals would initially see a larger hike, but …

AMA outlines plan to engage physicians in health innovation

Physician engagement is one key to make new healthcare innovations prosper, and the American Medical Association is aiming to take a greater role in that area, according to AMA President Robert M. Wah, M.D.read more

Economist: Slow growth in healthcare spending is likely here to stay

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.

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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.

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