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As Phoenix booms, healthcare systems revamp to catch up

As Phoenix booms, healthcare systems revamp to catch up

By Beth Kutscher  |  May 28, 2016

The Phoenix metro area is booming. Once-sleepy neighborhoods are seeing real estate bidding wars. New housing developments are appearing where there once was nothing. Against that backdrop, healthcare in Phoenix is reorganizing as systems compete for patients and the doctors who refer them.

Evolent helps with high-risk patients

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.

Docs face stark choices under new Medicare pay proposal

Docs face stark choices under new Medicare pay proposal

By Beth Kutscher  |  April 30, 2016

The new draft regulations designed to change how Medicare pays clinicians represent the most sweeping overhaul the CMS has made in a long time to the business of running a physician practice.

Blog: 'Measure madness' consuming healthcare resources

By Sabriya Rice  |  April 22, 2016

The volume of measures that exist, promulgated by lack of alignment and poor coordination, has created an environment of measure madness, “consuming precious resources that could be directed toward meaningful efforts to continuously enhance quality and patient safety,” according to a...

'Turnaround was job one. Now we are moving forward'

'Turnaround was job one. Now we are moving forward'

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 09, 2016

Last fall, Karen Ignagni took over as CEO of EmblemHealth—a financially troubled New York insurer with 3.2 million covered lives—after 22 years at the helm of America's Health Insurance Plans. She recently discussed the challenges she faces in her new position.

HHS to review comments on more flexible privacy rules

By Beth Kutscher  |  April 09, 2016

HHS' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is about to begin reviewing comments on its proposed changes that would make it easier to share information about patients in federally funded alcohol or drug abuse treatment programs.

Paying patients for saving money

By Beth Kutscher  |  April 09, 2016

The term “shared savings” usually brings to mind the CMS' accountable care programs and the shared rewards for hospitals that save money over the benchmark costs of care. But a select number of technology companies are bringing the concept of shared rewards directly to consumers,...

Providers praise big changes to ACO cost targets

By Virgil Dickson  |  April 05, 2016

Major healthcare systems are generally praising the CMS' attempts to make Medicare's biggest accountable care program more attractive as the agency strives to grow the number of participants while also persuading more of them to assume greater financial risk.

Forward from 40: The top healthcare milestones of the past 40 years

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 26, 2016

In celebration of Modern Healthcare's 40th anniversary, we have created a list of the 40 most important healthcare milestones of the past 40 years, as chosen by our readers. Find out what events and breakthroughs made our Top 40.

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