Medicare's bundled-payment initiatives are designed to reduce costs and improve care for beneficiaries. But the first analysis of whether the alternative payment model is succeeding provides few definitive findings.
Hospitals deemed high performers by one rating group might also be among worst performers on another, according to a study looking at four hospital ratings programs. Study authors were surprised by what they found.
See a list of selected high-spend hospital products and devices, ranked by percentage change. Source: ECRI Institute. Published March 2, 2015, p. 34.
Community Health Systems made more adjustments to its portfolio of hospitals this week as it continues to integrate last year's acquisition of Health Management Associates.
Health plans obtained through union collective bargaining agreements often include much more generous benefits than other employer-sponsored plans. But such benefits are likely to be pared down as the Affordable Care Act's excise tax nears, a new study in Health Affairs contends.
The dueling realities that have shaped years of Washington battles over the Affordable Care Act were much in evidence Tuesday as the U.S. Supreme Court prepared to determine the future of the controversial law.
Mayo Clinic closed out 2014 with an improved operating margin, thanks in large part to a focus on slimming down the expense side of its balance sheet.
French drugmaker Sanofi won FDA approval last week to sell its newest long-acting diabetes medication Toujeo as the company looks to repeat the success of its blockbuster insulin product Lantus.
U.S. healthcare facilities are improving more rapidly on process measures than they are on clinical outcome measures, according to a new CMS report.
The American Cancer Society has hired Catherine Alfano for the new position of VP of cancer survivorship. She started Feb. 27.