Providers and insurers can expect to see a continuation of federal policy to rein in healthcare costs as well as more potential legislation on surprise bills and drug prices in the New Year. Also, telehealth will continue to grow as a cost-effective and convenient alternative to in-person care while physician and nurse shortages and the threat of cybersecurity breaches are ever present.
The 18 BCBS companies will provide $55 million to help create a Civica subsidiary focused on generic medications outside of the hospital setting.
The hospital-to-hospital merger or partnership is about complementary resources put together for the benefit of both, according to Kaufman Hall.
An interventionist approach from the government may not work as intended; market competition and systemic reform will be paramount.
Organizations continuing an M&A approach will be those implementing a continuum of care strategy and establishing acute sites of care, report says.
Staffing shortages, regulatory burden and reimbursement, and patient expectations on cost, quality and convenience top priorities.
The numbers for MSSP participation starting this month are an important measure of ACO willingness to take downside risk.
For capitalism to continue in healthcare, negotiations need to continue behind closed doors, expert says.
Doctors, hospitals and other health providers in the U.S. spent far more on administration due to complexity.
Risk scores will be calculated using 75% encounter data, an increase of 25% over this year.
The petition asks the Court to review the case before the end of the current term in June.
As the care delivery platform becomes more legitimate and accepted, governments, payers and providers are coping with the changes it will bring.
Non-profit hospitals on track for higher operating cash flow and continuing M&A activity, though demographic and policy risks remain.
Machine learning, AI, telemedicine and other technologies will pose data security risks, says Dr. John Halamka
While the shift is necessary, the transition period will likely see hackers targeting newly vulnerable information, said Halamka.
A new KLAS report explores how pop health platforms are being used specifically for care management, and shows how various vendors' tools are able to support care managers' work.
Job opportunities for physicians increase by 5% as demand surges, though worries about a shortage remain
Physician compensation has also increased, and in New Orleans, pay growth hit 10%.
After a slower growth rate in 2017, 2018 saw growth rates about equal to those of 2016, driven in part by the reinstatement of a fee on insurers.
Incentive for healthy behaviors was the biggest demand from those who took the survey, with 46% saying it was missing from their plans.
For Democrats and independents, the trend is more or less flat, with cost satisfaction clocking in at 9% and 25%, respectively.