Direct contracting by employer groups of hospital services may be a way to dramatically reduce costs.
Reference pricing--a cap on what payers would cover for certain medical procedures--is slowly gaining traction in the healthcare sector, Kaiser Health News reports.
When not-for-profit hospitals switch to for-profit status, their finances may improve but the quality of care they deliver remains about the same, concludes a new study from Harvard researchers.
Following published reports suggesting that Texas Health Presbyterian, the Dallas hospital that accidentally allowed two of its nurses to be infected with the Ebola virus from a patient, had taken a financial hit as a result, Bloomberg has quantified the loss: a 20 percent-plus drop in its revenue and patient census.
In an exclusive interview, Cleveland Clinic Chief Experience Officer James Merlino, M.D. explains what led to his personal philosophy of patient experience and how the organization implemented strategies to become a leader in patient satisfaction.
In 12 of the 15 states with exchange information available, Blues plans dominated the marketplaces last year. The plans' success stems from competitive market share, sound customer service and active participation with government programs. But t o compete in today's healthcare insurance market, playing it safe doesn't cut it, Bill Copeland, U.S. leader of Deloitte's life sciences and healthcare practice told FierceHealthPayer in an exclusive interview this morning.
Hospital culture may play a larger part in cesarean section rates than patient risk factors, according to a study published in PLOS Medicine.
Some U.S. hospitals may withhold medical interventions from Ebola patients for the sake of their workers' safety, Reuters reports.
Physicians just aren't listening to their C-suite executives, and the reason is simple, according to an article in Becker's Hospital Review. Doctors feel overwhelmed, disengaged and don't think leaders listen to them.
Humana is considering selling Concentra, its provider subsidiary that is valued at about $1 billion, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters.