Six states and the District of Columbia have decided to use their own funds in 2015 to extend the Medicaid pay raise to primary care doctors, reports Kaiser Health News.
About 4.6 million people in 34 states could lose their premium subsidies if an appeals court ruling in Halbig v. Burwell, which states that subsidies are illegal on federal exchanges, stands. What's more, there are roughly 9.5 million uninsured Americans who are eligible for subsidies in states with federal marketplaces, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.
An audit released this week by the Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare system uncovered even more cases of fraud, data manipulation and staff intimidation to cover up extreme delays in care.
As more insurers look for ways to implement accountable care organizations, they must successfully sell the new care model to both physicians and consumers, according to a new white paper from healthcare marketing company, Smith & Jones. Here are three of the five marketing strategies included in the white paper.
The drive toward accountable care that rewards doctors based on quality has the nation's small practices--and even some of the larger ones--courting hospital and health system buyers. FierceHealthcare examines the quesitons physician practices need to consider to help them decide whether joining a health system or hospital is right for them.
The Institute of Medicine called for a major overhaul of the United States' graduate medical education system in a report released today.
The median length of time Medicare patients spent in hospice care in 2012 was only 19 days, according to a report from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Yet for patients with serious illnesses to receive extra care, they must agree to forgo receiving treatment for their disease.
As payers and providers increase their collaboration to launch more value-based care programs, they must establish strong partnerships to ensure the relationships, reported Health Data Management. Paul Taylor, an internal medicine physician at Mercy Health, shared three steps payers can take to enhance providers' performance in value-based programs.
Healthcare providers that orient themselves toward a population health-based model are better prepared for shifts in reimbursement, according to Hospitals & Health Networks Daily.
A newly opened hospital in Texas bets that the facility designed by physicians to provide patients with the ultimate patient- centered experience will give it an edge in the marketplace, Healthcare Finance News re ports.