Medical professionals blasted last week's fe deral budget deal for failing to address the controversial sustainable growth rate payment formula, MedPageToday repo rts.
Patient co llections represent a burgeoning financial and administrative challenge for practices. Fortunately, a recent co lumn from Medical Economics editorial advisory board member Robert C. Scroggins, offers four simple yet underused strategies for streamlining this process
Premiums for employee-based family health insurance plans increased 73 percent from 2003 to 2013, and employer contributions to those plans jumped 93 percent, according to new research from the Commonwealth Fund.
U.S. health insurers and brokers can expect solid margins and return on capital next year, Fitch Ratings announced.
Governent data indicates that healthcare spending growth in 2013 slowed to just 3.6 percent, the lowest level in more than 50 years. Sustaining this slowdown won't be easy, but insurers can play a key role in making it happen.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Monday issued a proposed rule monday that includes everal changes to the Medicare Shared Sav ings Program that not only offers a new "Track 3" model to entice providers to form accountable care organizations but also would give participants an extra three years before they could face penalties for poor performance
Last week, I offered five practice traits that appear to be common denominators for success. In truth, I had 10 in mind, but ran out of space in which to share them. But while the first batch was...
While the healthcare-conso lidation trend has accelerated across specialties since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, oncologists in private practice face particularly intense pressure to sell or become otherwise affiliated with hospitals, according to an art icle from the New York Times.
Express Scripts, CVS Health and Medicaid rank among the prescription benefit managers banning specialty drugs from health plan coverage in an effort to keep costs down, Bloomberg reported.
The proliferation of high-deductible health plans has not only caused hardship for patients, but has added a difficult layer of administrative and financial burden for physician practices and ambulatory surgery centers, according to an arti cle from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.