A growing number of health systems, accountable care organizations and medical home-style practices are deploying care coordinators—which some call navigators. That is changing how patients get care and it's changing the jobs of doctors, nurses and other front-line providers.
Narrow-network health plans have grown in popularity, particularly on the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges, because their cheaper premiums appeal to price-sensitive consumers, but there is significant consumer and provider dissatisfaction with how many of these plans are organized.
A list of the nation's 23 largest physician staffing firms ranked by number of physician recruiters as of March 2015. Sources: NAPR, and Modern Healthcare reporting. Published March 30, 2015, p. 34.
Henry Ford Health System CEO Nancy Schlichting explains why the Detroit-based integrated system is doing well even as hospital admissions fall.
Aetna has changed how HIV drugs are listed within health plans sold on the exchanges after consumer groups criticized the health insurer's policy as discriminatory.
The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear a second case challenging the Affordable Care Act, the court announced Monday. But those behind the case say the refusal won't mark the end of their fight.
The incentives in the permanent “doc-fix” legislation will not, by themselves, drive physicians toward value-based compensation schemes. But by early next decade, independent physician practices that stick to fee-for-service medicine will find it increasingly difficult to earn a living.
Scripps Health announced its intent to buy an electronic health-record system and a revenue cycle management system from Epic Systems for its 26 clinics and four hospitals across the San Diego area.
Outgoing FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, in what she said was her final public address in the post, expressed serious concerns about patient harm that could occur because of the 21st Century Cures Act circulating on Capitol Hill.