Health insurers won't likely be seeing much competition from a potentially new source of health insurance--consumer-oriented and-operated plans (CO-OP).
As 2012 draws to a close, we wanted to give our FierceHealthIT Advisory Board members a chance to weigh in on what they saw as the biggest industry developments of the year. We qualified our request by asking them to think about developments other than Meaningful Use Stage 2 and ICD-10, two of the more obvious news items from 2012.
To keep better tabs on patients, it's been a challenge to steer patients toward less-expensive settings for services.
Several hospitals across the country are citing the legislation and its implementation as reasons for cutting jobs.
With 30 million new patients expected to enter the healthcare system, doctors worry there won't be enough of them to go around.
Although Obama's reelection has reinforced the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, not all hospitals are prepared for the changes coming under the reform law, according to new research from the California HealthCare Foundation.
Patients know what they want, but they don't know how to get there. Sixty percent of consumers listed "low out-of pocket costs" when they visit the doctor as a top priority, but only 19 percent prioritized "understanding in advance how much care would cost."
Immigration policies prevent a sufficient number foreign-born physicians, nurses and other medical personnel from working in the United States, according to a new study from the National Foundation for American Policy.
I recognize we don't live in a utopian society. But is it so crazy of me to wish we all could just get along? Apparently, it is--especially if you're a politician. I had hoped that with...
Deb Beaulieu The re-election of President Barack Obama means that, despite lingering challenges, the Affordable Care Act will proceed. Healthcare insiders predict that it will affect...