MGMA15: Krista Hirschmann, Ph.D., on the importnace of team building, improving patient-provider communication.
In light of new findings about the slow progression to value-based care models, organizations may want to give pharmacists a role in the transition to speed up the process, according to The Hill.
Amid an era of "merger-mania" among major U.S. health payers, many hospitals and health systems want to get into the payer business themselves to prevent the consolidations from having a negative impact on their local markets, according to Reuters.
Controversy continues to swirl over Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey's choice of preferred hospitals included in its new tiered-network plan. Two Democratic state senators, Nia Gill and Joseph Vitale, have asked the Federal Trade Commission to examine the plans' legality.
Despite a bumpy and ongoing transition, the healthcare industry has reached a tipping point when it comes to embracing population health and value-based care, according to presenters at this year's Medical Group Management Association conference in Nashville.
The debate about a hospitals' obligation to charity care has been a fairly intense issue for years now, particularly as medical costs have been the leading cause of bankruptcy in the U.S. and...
The state of Missouri is suing the federal government to block it from recouping $162 million in disproportionate share hospital payments, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
The United States continues to lead the developed world in per-capita healthcare expenditures while trailing other countries in results, according to a new study by the Commonwealth Fund.
Michael O'Connell, vice president of clinical and support services at the Cleveland Clinic, Marymount Hospital, offered 30 cost-saving ideas to attendees of this year's Medical Group Management Association conference. We list three of them.
Amid continual news of slow progress in reforming the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs, critics are scrutinizing the department's spending on artwork on hospital campuses, The Washington Post reports.