As pressure mounts for physicians to manage patients' chronic conditions out of the hospital, the house call has re-emerged as a way to complement office-based care. Unlike doctors' black bags of the 1950s, however, today's tools of the trade rely heavily on health information technology.
The uninsured rate among Americans hit an all-time low of 11.9 percent for the first quarter of 2015, according to a recent Gallup poll. The rate was 12.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014 and is down 5.2 percentage points since just prior to implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2013.
A new report from the Milbank Memorial Fund examines healthcare cost measurement initiatives in four states and the policies driving them.
Despite the recent alarms about healthcare costs creeping up again, a new and extensive study by the Urban Institute suggests that they will continue to remain low in the years to come, with the Affordable Care Act playing some yet-to-be fully defined role.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission recommends that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services withdraw its proposed two-midnight rule, AHA News Now has reported.
A recent study published in Health Affairs determines minimum-distance requirements for rural, critical access hospitals would be disruptive to communities that depend on those hospitals, while only creating modest Medicare savings.
Health insurers operating Medicare Advantage plans can expect revenue to increase 1.25 percent next year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Monday. However, insurers likely will see their overall revenue increase about 3.25 percent as they deliver and bill for more intense services.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services once again delayed implementation of the two-midnight rule.
Sociodemographic factors are a major driver of adverse health outcomes for patients who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid, or "dual eligibles," according to a new study from healthcare analytics firm Inovalon.
Most seniors are satisfied with their Medicare Advantage coverage and costs, according to a new poll from Morning Consult. The findings help bolster the insurance industry's case against the Obama administration's most recent proposal to decrease Medicare Advantage payment rates.