New hepatitis C treatments could cost at least $200 billion in the next five years, prompting insurers to ask state officials to help pick up the tab.
Medicare could save an additional $900 billion over the next decade thanks to slowed healthcare spending growth, according to a new report by health care economics consulting firm DobsonDaVanzo commissioned by the Federation of American Hospitals.
A top hospital lobbying group spoke out against a provision in President Barack Obama's budget proposal that cuts about $2 billion to healthcare providers, according to the National Journal.
As fee-for-service reimbursement fades, physician-compensation trends evolve to put more emphasis on quality metrics. In addition, the decades-long pay gap between specialties and primary care continues to narrow, according to SullivanCotter's 2013 Physician Compensation and Productivity Survey.
Many patients newly insured under the Affordable Care Act carry policies with high deductibles, which brings upfront collections and price transparency issues center stage.
Medicare Part D prescription coverage reduced hospital admissions and program spending by $1.5 billion a year, according to a new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Patient-centered medical homes don't necessarily improve quality and lower costs, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The patient-centered medical home may not be as effective in improving quality care and lowering costs as hoped, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Although practices handled the relatively low volume of newly insured health-exchange patients smoothly at first, some offices struggle to keep up with verifying new enrollees' coverage, according to Kaiser Health News.
Challenges related to the Affordable Care Act pushed nearly one-third of physicians who sold their practices within the past three years to sell, according to a national survey from staffing firm Jackson Healthcare. The findings support previous research predicting physicians' 'silent exodus' amid health reform.