Organizations must consider four questions when they work with a health insurer to implement an accountable care organization, writes Daniel Finke, CEO of accountable care solutions from Aetna, in a piece for Healthcare IT News.
Consumers enrolled in employer-sponsored health plans over the last two years are largely staying in those plans, according to a new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Decision-making is exhausting. Whether partnering with patients to make medical choices or making business decisions for your practice, the best answer is rarely obvious. There are almost always...
California's state-run health insurance exchange, Covered California, announced that premiums are set to increase 4 percent statewide, which the federal government hailed as a sign the Affordable Care Act is working as intended.
More and more physicians are trading the autonomy of private practice for the security of working in hospital-employed medical groups. Here are three of the challenges hospitals face.
In addition to adding to the insurance industry's wave of consolidation, the news of Anthem's deal to acquire Cigna also reinforced how much value the largest health insurers place in the pharmacy benefit management business.
The Louisiana Department of Insurance announced that the state's consumer operated and oriented health plan, Louisiana Health Cooperative, will discontinue selling coverage at the end of 2015. Currently, 17,000 residents receive coverage from the CO-OP.
A Texas hospital is adopting a short-stay model--treating patients for admissions that last 24 hours or less--and it may be a model other providers emulate, according to the Port Arthur News.
I am hopeful the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) proposal to bundle payments for hip and knee joint replacement surgeries will become operational by early next year. But I...
Several prominent hospital groups have been urging the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to consider hospital-sponsored housing as a community benefit, AHA News Now has reported.