The introduction of risk to health care delivery is driving providers, payers, and patients to seek new ways of doing business.
Cost-cutting lessons are clear, so what stands in our way?
NewYork–Presbyterian uses a structured program for developing innovation. The first project was the development and launch of a comprehensive telehealth offering in less than a year.
If there is any silver lining, it’s that other insurers might learn from blocked mergers and devote more energy to growing by offering superior value, rather than by swallowing rivals.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Lahey Health, and New England Baptist Hospital propose to merge to gain market heft. What will be the impact on costs in one of the nation’s most expensive health care markets?
Call to action: Survival statistics for a slice of middle-aged white people in the U.S. are uniquely troubling.
A focus on high-cost patients may not only fail to contain health care spending, but it may also help to entrench the status quo.
Hospitals’ existing cost data could be used to substantially increase the accuracy of the Medicare payment rates for inpatient hospital care.
Efforts to reform or replace the ACA should proceed with the knowledge that highly publicized market exits are a poor and probably inaccurate signal of a failing market.
Primary care accounts for more than half of the United States’ office visits, but direct spending on primary care is only a tiny portion of our nation’s total health cost.
In the next era of cost-stewardship education, future and current physicians will have to be taught to reduce spending across the care continuum.
How a proposed merger of two large rural health systems has created opposition from federal regulators and economists, but supporters among local business groups.
Kaiser Permanente, Mid-Atlantic States identified a niche for patients seeking immediate care and found a way to reduce emergency department visits while improving patient satisfaction and quality.
Four new codes that went into effect at the start of 2017, to pay clinicians for BHI services they provide to Medicare beneficiaries, are a major step forward.
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