The CMS has revealed reimbursement amounts to compensate health plans as part of the ACA's reinsurance program and some plans may be sorely disappointed.
The CMS plans to soften but keep the controversial "two-midnight" rule governing short hospital stays in spite of aggressive calls from providers and policy experts to abandon the policy.
Read how the successful delivery of accountable care—whether defined as care coordination, population health management or delivering better outcomes at lower cost—will depend heavily on a well-coordinated health information technology system to achieve its goals.
Provider-focused approaches to scheduling and failure to appropriately use nurse practitioners and physician assistants are among the reasons timely access to care remains a problem in the U.S., according to an Institute of Medicine report.
High deductibles have already been linked to an increase in bad debt at some health systems, but now they may be responsible for holding down volume as well.
The U.S. Supreme Court may have saved the Affordable Care Act in its King v. Burwell decision last week, but it made another decision Monday that some say might undermine the healthcare law in a different, unrelated case.
Allscripts, a major EHR vendor, is furthering its relationship with Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong's NantHealth precision medicine startup. The two companies hope to collaborate on a precision medicine platform for cancer care.
The Food and Drug Administration's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research wants ideas on how to link previously "siloed" systems for gathering data in an effort to quicken the pace of clinical innovation.
A report from the Institute of Medicine suggests revamping the national strategy for cardiac arrest to standardize surveillance, coordination, data collection, public education and the sharing of best practices pertaining to the condition.
Paul Kusserow, president and CEO of Amedisys, a Baton Rouge, La.-based home-care and hospice company, discusses a recent management shake-up, the firm's expansion strategy and its moves toward risk contracting. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Steven Ross Johnson.