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Advisory Board Co. considering potential sale

Advisory Board Co. considering potential sale

By Maria Castellucci  |  February 07, 2017

Advisory Board Co., which recently trimmed 5.7% of its workforce, announced it is considering a potential sale. In recent months, the consultancy said it was restructuring as a result of some expected losses.

Advisory Board lays off 220 employees after revenue drops post-election

By Maria Castellucci  |  January 04, 2017

The Advisory Board Co. will lay off about 220 employees, or 5.7% of its total workforce, as part of a restructuring plan. The healthcare consulting firm says revenue dropped after the election “as members reassessed their strategy and path forward.”

Replacing joints faster, cheaper and better?

Replacing joints faster, cheaper and better?

By Harris Meyer  |  June 04, 2016

The migration of lucrative joint-replacement surgeries to outpatient settings will cause friction between surgeons and hospitals, and it raises questions about the premise of Medicare's new bundled-payment initiative for hospital-based procedures.

Innovations: Evolent helps with high-risk patients

Innovations: Evolent helps with high-risk patients

By Beth Kutscher  |  May 28, 2016

Evolent's technology and consulting platform can help identify high-risk patients by analyzing data from multiple sources and then create physician-driven care-management plans.

Medicare's new ACO model preps hospitals to become insurers

Medicare's new ACO model preps hospitals to become insurers

By Bob Herman  |  January 16, 2016

The latest iteration of Medicare's accountable care experiment paves the way for more doctors and hospitals to evolve toward starting their own Medicare Advantage plans, stoking a trend that's already well underway.

Healthcare marketers reshape ad strategies

Healthcare marketers reshape ad strategies

By Jan Greene  |  October 30, 2015

Hospitals and health systems have been spending more on advertising in recent years, with an emphasis on educating patients and engaging them in their growing role as healthcare consumers.

Primary-care docs reaping the most from shared-savings ACOs

Primary-care docs reaping the most from shared-savings ACOs

By Melanie Evans  |  August 29, 2015

Accountable care organizations in Medicare's Shared Savings Program get to decide for themselves how to distribute bonuses, and primary-care doctors appear to be benefiting the most, according to a review of disclosures by the participants.

High-deductible plans change how hospitals interact with patients

High-deductible plans change how hospitals interact with patients

By Beth Kutscher  |  June 24, 2015

High-deductible plans are changing everything from where patients get care to how healthcare providers present them with bills. But the dynamic varies depending on the circumstances of the patient and the details of the plan.

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