Blue Cross value-based program cuts costs by 35%
Apr 30 | Jeff Lagasse
As Humana and the AMA this month announced new alternative payment models focusing on patient experience and outcomes, Blue Cross…
Opioid epidemic: Another way it costs so much
Apr 30 | Jeff Lagasse
One hospital lost $3.5 million in a single year dealing with rising infection rates among patients taking cocaine,…
Humana kicks value-based care up a notch
Apr 27 | Susan Morse
Compensation is determined by measures that address healthcare-associated…
Anthem operating revenues flat due to exit from ACA market
Apr 26 | Susan Morse
Net income increased 30 percent driven by premium rate increases, the return of the health insurance tax…
The good and bad in new CMS promoting interoperability rule
Apr 25 | Susan Morse
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services effort to reduce regulatory burdens are…
AHA, AARP to pharma: Enough marketing, it’s time to cut drug costs
Apr 25 | Beth Jones Sanborn
Hospitals are doing their part in cost control by streamlining care, cutting readmissions, adopting new…
A ‘patient uncertainty’ scale to reduce readmissions
Apr 25 | Jeff Lagasse
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital has embarked on an initiative that is yielding insights that could prove valuable to any…
Senate health committee advances opioid bill
Apr 24 | Susan Morse
HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander said he would ask Senate leaders to consider the bill this summer.
Centene reports higher earnings thanks to ACA
Apr 24 | Susan Morse
The acquisition of Medicaid insurance plan Fidelis in New York is moving forward.
Researchers: Stop manually cleaning medical scopes
Apr 23 | Jeff Lagasse
Researchers put the onus on hospitals, manufacturers and regulators to do a better job of reducing contamination and…