Forty-one percent of the primary care in the United States from 1999 to 2007 was delivered by specialists, including internists and obstetricians-gynecologists
A new report by Standard & Poor's concludes many not-for-profit hospitals have built back their finances to pre-2008 levels, but little upside remains for future growth.
Almost a third of physicians nationwide are currently accepting new Medicaid patients, according to a new study published in Health Affairs .
States surveyed by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) say that Medicaid expansion will be challenging, citing budget uncertainties and the need for more federal guidance.
While some in the industry point to Massachusetts as proof of health reform's success, a new study shows that the state's universal insurance resulted in significant drop in hospital productivity.
Provisions within the Affordable Care Act are expected to increase the number of primary care doctors in the United States by about 3,000 in the coming decade--a drop in the bucket of the 45,000 or so physicians the country will actually need to care for 32 million newly insured patients.
The decision to keep Medicaid rolls as-is, and forgo expansion as allowed under health reform would be devastating for safety-net hospitals and patients, Bruce Siegel, M.D., President and CEO of the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems said.
While politicians and consumers debate the effects of healthcare reform on the patient population, industry leaders are turning their attention to how it will impact the business of healthcare.
To gauge the potential impact on those moving forward with implementing the new law, editors at FierceHealthcare, FierceHealthIT and our sister publications FiercePharma and FierceMedicalDevices have created a special report on how the high court's ruling is making its mark on several industries.
Not sure how to inform patients about health reform? Here are four ways to keep patients informed and involved with their care under new ACA provisions, according to industry experts.