The American Hospital Association, which already has expressed its concerns about the pending merger between Anthem and Cigna, now has done the same for the Aetna-Humana merger.
The Independence Blue Cross Foundation announced its commitment to $1.5 million in grants over the next three years to help various health centers improve patient access to primary care.
Insurers operating in Massachusetts, a closely watched state for its plan to lower costs and provide healthcare for all residents, haven't successfully saved money yet--though they have boosted alternative payments to providers.
Amid an ongoing rural healthcare financial crisis, many providers seek strategic affiliations that allow them to maintain independence, according to Hospitals & Health Networks.
In an interview with Becker's Hospital Review, 12 healthcare leaders from across the country discuss the toughest decisions they had to make.
Amid heated nationwide debate about the most appropriate way to measure healthcare quality, two leading quality experts write in commentary published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that there are several steps leaders can take to help develop more timely, accurate and meaningful quality measures.
Although many patients and their families view religion or spirituality as important near the end of life, few surrogate decision-makers and healthcare professionals discuss these considerations during family meetings in intensive care units, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Now that repairing or replacing the Affordable Care Act has become a "realistic possibility," any new plan to fix the healthcare system should feature two key elements: High-deductible plans and health savings accounts, according to an opinion piece published by the Wall Street Journal.
There's no time like the present for health insurance companies to get into the private exchange business. That's the opinion of many industry experts, and even payers, who believe the private exchange industry is poised for "extreme growth."
The clinical notes in electronic health records need to be redesigned to match physicians' workflow and information needs, according to a team University of Missouri researchers.