Dr. Ronald DePinho, president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, a $4.4 billion Houston-based institution with a 654-bed flagship hospital and $736 million research budget, discusses the scientific promise and the financial problems in cancer care today.
Health insurer UnitedHealthcare is highlighting ICD-9 medical codes and quirky injuries in its first national consumer-facing ad campaign.
The Women-Inspired Neighborhood (WIN) Network, a Detroit-area collaboration between four regional health systems, partners systems with community organizations and local health departments to offer a comprehensive approach to addressing clinical and social factors associated with infant mortality.
Healthcare consumers have a new tool to compare prices using data from some of the largest U.S. health insurers, but comparison shopping will remain a challenge for most.
As more employers explore the advantages of self-insurance and administrative services only contracts, insurers have to find innovative ways to appeal to employers and help them reduce costs and improve care.
Two major private-sector players have launched a bundled-payment model for cancer care that could be a harbinger of more value-based payment arrangements in a wide range of clinical areas.
Two major players in the private sector have launched a fixed-payment structure for cancer care that could serve as a harbinger of more such arrangements as the appetite for such payment reforms continues to grow across the industry.
Federal officials and people representing a wide swath of the healthcare industry met this week to begin tackling the thorny issue of how to automate the patient intake process.
Our society loves the story of a “self-made” man, and even more the one who becomes a baron of industry.
Last month, the CMS quietly fined an Advantage plan in Arizona $146,600 for "systemic" violations. It was one of 30 fines levied against private Medicare plans this year, but they total less than $5 million.
UnitedHealth Group, the nation's largest health insurance company by revenue, is predicting sizable profit growth next year and beyond as the rollout of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act becomes more entrenched.
Too many participants in the new-look healthcare landscape are attempting to win this new game with yesterday's star players.