More than three-quarters of a representative sample of the nation's top healthcare leadership back the ongoing shift toward value-based payment systems. Yet only 20% are willing to do away completely with the industry's still dominant fee-for-service model.
Proposed legislation “modernizing” the Food and Drug Administration's approach to approving breakthrough drugs and devices would undermine the agency's ability to protect the American public from unproven and possibly unsafe new products.
The top 20 biggest spenders on healthcare lobbying in 2014, ranked by total lobbying expenditures. Source: U.S. Senate's Lobbying Disclosure Act Database. Published May 4, 2014, p. 34.
The U.S. Supreme Court denied ProMedica's request Monday to review a ruling that the Ohio health system's 2010 hospital deal violated antitrust laws. The defeat ends a nearly five-year battle with the Federal Trade Commission.
First-quarter profit at Health Net edged slightly upward, but the effects of the Affordable Care Act on the health insurer's swelling membership and top line was perhaps more notable.
Of the $360 billion in payments Medicare made to providers in 2013, 58% continued to flow through traditional fee-for-service models with no regard for quality or outcomes, according to a new analysis by the employer-backed Catalyst for Payment Reform.
HCA, the largest hospital chain by revenue, will increase its capital spending over the next three years to make room for the additional patients it is seeing thanks to market share gains and healthcare reform.
IBM's new health analytics division will marshal its supercomputers against one of medicine's biggest terrors: cancer. The company announced Tuesday that 14 cancer centers and health systems have signed on to use the technology.
Some of the sickest patients with the most urgent need for stroke treatment may be the least likely to receive timely life-saving care because they're in the hospital when the stroke hits. A new study shows hospitalized stroke sufferers waited more than two hours longer for brain scans.