After only two months on the job, WellPoint CEO Joseph Swedish is shaking up the company's management, consolidating its business into two primary units.
More than a third of physicians predict their practices will be less profitable (36 percent) in the coming year rather than more (22 percent), according to a new survey of 5,012 physicians from technology company CareCloud and physician-education platform QuantiaMD.
The United States charged 89 people in eight cities yesterday with healthcare fraud that involved $223 million in fraudulent claims, but the U.S. Department of Justice warned budget cuts due to the sequestration may limit future anti-fraud efforts.
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While direct care has been used in several specialties, one of the model's prominent supporters is the American Academy of Family Physicians, which issued a policy in March outlining the benefits of direct or retainer-based care to physicians and patients.
Thanks to updates in reimbursement models as well as mobile health technologies, modern physician practices are becoming more amenable to providing house calls. But before you include these visits into your practice, consider these three factors.
With a shrinking population and declining inpatient use, a new report shows hospitals in Rhode Island will likely face an excess of about 200 staffed beds in 2017, the Associated Press reported.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services for the first time has released data comparing average hospital charges for the 100 most common Medicare claims.
The recession was only partly responsible for a slowdown in annual healthcare cost increases between 2009 and 2011, suggesting the deceleration could continue, a new study published in the journal Health Affairs finds.
As the cost of certain medical tests and procedures becomes more transparent, the theory goes, physicians and patients can make more informed and cost-effective decisions. But how do cost-based decisions influence quality of care?