For those organizations without a cost accounting system, and there are many, perhaps up to 50 percent, it’s time to make it a priority.
Leaders from 11 top medical schools convene at Vanderbilt University to discuss next steps in preparing medical students for changing health care landscape, as part of AMA’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative.
AMA Press Release
The challenges of operating an ACO that cuts costs without losing money can be so daunting that some ACO operators may launch a Medicare Advantage health plan to replace it, according to Healthcare Finance News.read moreView full post
The currents of health reform and consumerization are getting more treacherous for incumbent hospital businesses, according to a new report by Standard and Poor’s Rating Services.
With an influx of newly-insured populations and the growth of Medi…
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.