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Transformers' push to modify pay must overcome legacy system

Transformers' push to modify pay must overcome legacy system

Even as value-based contracting proliferates, the financial incentives for hospitals and medical groups to eliminate waste and improve care have barely changed.

Beware vaporware on value-based care

By Merrill Goozner  |  January 31, 2015
Beware vaporware on value-based care

The dictionary defines vaporware as a product that has been widely advertised but has not and may never become available. Last week's twin announcements on the imminent move to widespread value-based reimbursement in healthcare bring the concept to mind.


Research

25 largest U.S. teaching hospitals

25 largest U.S. teaching hospitals

A list of the nation's 25 largest teaching hospitals, ranked by the total number of residents and interns based on Medicare cost report figures, 2013. Source: American Hospital Directory. Published: Feb. 2, 2015, p. 36.


Insurance

Enrollment groups bank on late Obamacare surge

Enrollment groups bank on late Obamacare surge

Healthcare providers, insurers, community health centers and not-for-profit groups around the nation that are helping Americans sign up for exchange coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are working overtime leading up to the Feb. 15 open-enrollment deadline.

People

Paulk to lead Johns Hopkins Medicine International

Paulk to lead Johns Hopkins Medicine International

Pamela Paulk has been named president of Johns Hopkins Medicine International, a division of the academic medical system that develops international collaborations and provides medical concierge services for patients who come for treatment from abroad.

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