As healthcare transitions from its traditional fee-for-service model to a value-based system, non-profit hospital trustees must overcome their aversion to the short-term high cost and risk of focusing on population health management, argues a commentary published in JAMA.
A new proposed Medicare rule would cut payments to both hospitals and certain specialists while hiking reimbursements for primary care providers, according to an analysis by Avalere.
Hospitals in Chicago will try to reduce their costs by providing apartments to homeless people who frequently use their emergency departments.
Sutter Health, the large hospital chain in Northern California, is pushing for employer groups that contract for its services to agree to arbitration if there are legal disputes, or pay far more for services at its out-of-network facilities, according to NPR.
Prices for four of the most widely-used specialty drugs in the United States more than doubled over the past five years, Reuters reported.
VIP patients place enormous pressure on hospital staff to treat them differently--including handing out lavish gifts and cash--often making resistance extremely difficult, The Boston Globe has reported
A new study has confirmed that consumers are aware that healthcare prices bear little relation to the delivery of quality care.
The new chief executive officer of CHI Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has an eclectic background: Larry Schumacher started out in healthcare as an orderly, then became a nurse and eventually a chief nursing officer.
Medicare's focus on readmissions as a primary metric for determining the quality of care hospitals presents a serious dilemma for safety-net hospitals, according to a blog post from Health Affairs.
As a juggernaut for jobs creation, the U.S. healthcare system continues to roll along, posting big job gains in March.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has launched its initiative to cut the costs of joint replacement surgeries.
Ongoing drug shortages have forced hospitals to rely on inexpensive generics, but cheaper medication can create problems all of their own.
If you want to discern the future of healthcare, you need to look no further than the past of aviation, according to Mohan Giridharadas, an expert in LEAN methodologies.
A new forecast says that the healthcare sector is one of the biggest drivers of new jobs in the U.S. economy--and 44 percent of companies in the healthcare sector with 50 employees or more are expected to add permanent jobs during the second quarter of 2016.
Facing stark budget deficits, Louisiana is preparing for deep cuts in its healthcare budget, and the state's safety net hospitals could suffer as a result.
The prices of specialized healthcare services continue to skyrocket and some policy experts have suggested a new payment alternative for patients: Mortgages.
A new study of some 3,000 hospitals' risk-adjusted records from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Hospital Compare has concluded that there is a closer correlation between levels of patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes such as readmissions than originally thought.