Hospitals, under constant pressure to cut jobs and employee compensation in order to control costs, will likely have more contentious relationships with labor unions in the coming years, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
In the wake of a recent study that fou nd patient-centered medical homes don't significantly improve quality or save money, a congressional agency is now questioning the model and its payment mechanisms.
To cut costs associated with expanding healthcare coverage, insurers should consider increasing copayments, concluded an article in the Journal of Health Economics.
Doing nothing for a moment before making a final decision actually helps people come to better conclusions, according to research published in the journal PLoS One.
The practice of scheduling uninsured patients for emergency coronary procedures is apparently widespread as a way to obtain reimbursement from the Medicaid program, according to Bloomberg News and Forbes.
Insurers and their members have more time to adapt to healthcare reform regulations, thanks to the Obama administration again extending noncompliant health plans. The move could ultimately help consumers, Debbie Gordon, vice president of marketing, sales and product strategy at Massachusetts-based Tufts Health Plan, told FierceHealthPayer.
The Cleveland Clinic's decision to accept bundled payments for complex procedures not only attracts surgical patients from out of state, it's led to other providers to do the same, according to Bloomberg News.
The 25 hospitals throughout Florida designated as trauma centers routinely charge patients tens of thousands of dollars more than facilities without similar designations, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
A proposal under consideratoin might require insurers in New York to provide out-of-network benefits for all plans they sell on the state's health insurance exchange. If New York implements that...
After employers offered coverage through a private health exchange, 58 percent of employees chose a plan providing a different level of coverage than their current plan, according to second-year enrollment analysis from Aon Hewitt, released Thursday.