The Triple Aim challenges health systems to reduce costs while also improving quality and patient experience. For many healthcare leaders, this inevitably puts variation in the crosshairs. Whether in the form of differing lengths of stay, unnecessary emergency care or irregular lab test processing...
The Trump administration is touting the merits of short-term plans as Idaho officials advocate for the individual-market plans they've introduced that don't comply with the ACA.
Shelby Livingston, reporter; Fan Fei, digital graphics producer; Pat Fanelli, art director; Harris Meyer, senior reporter, and Merrill Goozner, editor emeritus, were named finalists for their work across Modern Healthcare's Coverage.
At Advocate's second simulation center, clinicians and others practice improving patient safety.
While Republican leaders in Idaho and other states look to allow insurers to offer leaner, health risk-related plans to make coverage more affordable, they have failed to take another path that could help bring down premiums while maintaining benefits and protections.
American health policy is stuck in a deep political rut. Now a bipartisan group of prominent healthcare, political and not-for-profit leaders have come together to try to build a public consensus for how to reform the system.
While many healthcare industry groups are unhappy about the Republican tax cut bill, primary-care physicians and dentists in independent practices may be smiling because they could see sharply lower personal taxes.
The narrow victory of Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama's special Senate election on Tuesday dims GOP hopes of reviving their drive to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and cutting and block-granting Medicaid in 2018.
Establishing an alternative continuous coverage mechanism could soften the coverage losses from repealing the ACA's individual mandate as part of the GOP tax cut bill. But so far politics has gotten in the way of considering that.
Mental healthcare advocates say claims that mental illness is the sole cause of mass shootings hinder efforts to seek effective solutions. The call to address the issue with more healthcare services is also counter to the White House's agenda.
President Donald Trump's plan to address the opioid epidemic was a rehash of old ideas, patient advocates and providers say.
New research raises the idea that clinical decisionmaking can be improved with interventions that focus more on the human traits that influence our choices.