Thanks to a loophole in the Affordable Care Act regulations, insurers worry customers who purchased plans on the federal marketplace could evade paying their December premiums, reports Vox.
Has the patient satisfaction movement gone too far? Maybe so, according to Becker's Hospital Review, which calls into question the zerio tolerance approach to disruptive doctors, who may actually be better physicians than their counterparts with good bedside manners.
Open enrollment has come and gone but new federal data, obtained by ProPublica, shows the federal exchange saw roughly 1 million insurance transactions since mid-April.
As shifts in healthcare bring a more intent focus on team-based care and coordination, hospitals can boost physician engagement using a framework inspired by the "father of modern sociology," Max Weber, according to an article in Harvard Business Review.
There are a few things almost all CEOs really, really hate, according to Forbes contributor Stephen J. Meyer, CEO of the Rapid Learning Institute. To prove it, he conducted a su rvey of executives and share the results in his latest opinion piece, hoping to enlighten colleagues and employees about behaviors that drive their leaders crazy.
Given the recent surge in pricey prescription drugs, lawmakers are calling for Medicare to offer rebates and negotiate prices to reap significant savings, according to a report released Wednesday by advocacy groups the Medicare Rights Center and Social Security Works.
A California nurses' union will begin bargaining negotiations next week with Kaiser Permanente, the eighth largest health system in the country, on a new four-year contract for nurses at its Northern California hospitals, Kaiser Health News reports.
Given the opposing opinions coming out of two separate court rulings regarding Affordable Care Act subsidies, there's bound to be confusion among consumers interested in signing up for coverage during the next enrollment period.
Although insurers and industry organizations often assert that provider consolidation leads to higher prices, some experts believe the impact is relatively neutral, reported Insurance News Net.
Despite a nationwide slowdown on healt hcare spending, a new stu dy by healthcare economics consulting firm Dobson DaVanzo shows that consumers now spend more on healthcare through higher out-of-pocket expenses and premium costs.