A global budget reimbursement model improved the quality of patient care and lowered costs in its first four years, according to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers...
FiercePracticeManagement talks to J eb Shepard, senior government affairs representative of the Medical Group Management Association, about the highlights of this year's Washington Update at the MGMA annual conference.
When consumers have access to pricing information before they obtain medical services, insurers' claims payments are lower, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
This week, the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) recognized several of its members for excellence in medical practice management with a series of awards. The recipients' achievements...
Over the years, healthcare spending has taken up a large portion of the U.S. economy's gross domestic product. Additionally, the U.S.'s proportion of GDP spent on healthcare continues to rise faster than any other developed nation. Yet there is a silver lining: Healthcare spending is slowing down.
Medical malprac tice premiums in several specialties have declined slightly or stayed flat over the past year, according to Medical Liability Monitor 's annual rate su rvey. Overall, 65 percent of liability insurance rates remained steady nationwide, with obstetrician/gynecologists, internists and general surgeons experiencing decreases for the seventh straight year, reported Medscape Medical News.
Medical practice insiders often compare a group merger to a marriage--meaning it takes compatibility, trust, communication and work to succeed. Two practices in the Louisville, Kentucky area are pretty sure they have what it takes, but will take the unusual step of actually "living together" before making their union official, according to an artic le from Louisville Business First.
Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act has been an overall success for insurers in most states that have implemented it; however, the story is different in Kansas, which switched its entire Medicaid program to a private model.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., the nation's largest private employer, announced yesterday that it will stop offering health insurance coverage in January to about 30,000 part-time employees who work fewer than 30 hours a week, the New York Times reported.
A new study by the Analysis Group examined the relationship between insurers' adoption of provider payment models to curb costs and approval of coverage for new items and services made possible by advances in medical technology.