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How healthcare providers can make value-based care turn a profit

A  Harvard Business Review  article published this week outlines how providers can prioritize the quality of care while still keeping an eye toward the bottom line. 

Payers, providers push manufacturers toward value-based deals

As the healthcare industry continues to transition to value-based payment models, insurers and hospital groups increasingly want drug and device manufacturers to link their prices to results.  

The impact of hospital closures on their communities

This month, Independence, Kansas' Mercy Hospital announced it will close its doors, making it the 58 th rural facility in America to do so since 2010, leaving the community where it was a longtime institution to reassess its options, the New York Times reports.

5 ways hospitals can beat the 'weekend effect' in surgical outcomes

Hospitals can take five actions to fight the higher rate of complications, mortalities and readmissions for surgical patients who undergo emergency procedures on the weekend, also known as the "weekend effect," according to a Loyola University Medical Center and Loyola University Chicago study.

It takes a village to tackle hospital ER overcrowding

Guest post by Scott Kashman, chief administrative officer of Cape Coral Hospital, part of the Lee Memorial Health System in southwest Florida. Around the country there is often discussion about...

Medicaid cuts in Connecticut apparently dashed hospital deal

Connecticut's slashing of Medicaid dollars to hospitals in an attempt to balance its budget has claimed at least one hospital deal as collateral damage, according to the Hartford Courant.

Pricing for preventive care varies widely

A mammogram is supposed to be a low-cost preventive healthcare service, but a new survey by Castlight Health concludes that prices for the x-ray image vary wildly within cities and geographic regions.

Florida physician alleges hospital system paid doctors kickbacks

Hospitals that hire physicians have a tendency to place them into a payment incentive arrangement that is indistinguishable from paying kickbacks, a whistleblowing doctor alleges. 

CMS announces new ACO model for dialysis patients

Medicare has launched a new accountable care organization model centered on patients who receive dialysis for end-stage renal disease, a condition that accounts for nearly 6 percent of all Medicare spending. 

The next frontier in healthcare collaboration: Hospital-retail clinic cooperation

Healthcare is an increasingly collaborative industry, and as retail clinics continue to proliferate, hospitals may want to partner with them, according to a report from the Convenient Care Association..