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4 takeaway questions as the Senate looks at healthcare costs

4 takeaway questions as the Senate looks at healthcare costs

By Susannah Luthi  |  July 17, 2018

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee held its second hearing on healthcare spending Tuesday, with lawmakers and witnesses trying to drill down on big questions that could lead to concrete health policy.

Foxconn, Advocate Aurora launch data-driven health venture

Foxconn, Advocate Aurora launch data-driven health venture

By Tara Bannow  |  July 12, 2018

Foxconn and the newly formed Advocate Aurora Health announced a technology partnership Thursday to gather Foxconn employees' data to lower their healthcare costs and improve their health. If it works, they plan to expand the venture.

CFO Roundtable: What keeps CFOs up at night? Rising labor costs, for starters

CFO Roundtable: What keeps CFOs up at night? Rising labor costs, for starters

By Tara Bannow  |  July 07, 2018

It's no surprise that labor costs are top of mind for chief financial officers. But with historically low unemployment numbers, that budget line item looms even larger as organizations try to figure out new strategies to not just recruit, but, more importantly, retain workers.

ER spending rises with increasing prices, severity of visits

ER spending rises with increasing prices, severity of visits

By Shelby Livingston  |  May 30, 2018

Emergency department spending per member nearly doubled from 2009 to 2016 as the severity of ED visits and the prices associated with those visits increased, new data from the Health Care Cost Institute shows.

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