A new study finds Medicare's accountable care organizations didn't reduce inpatient stays despite the program's emphasis on tackling that issue.
The architects of major healthcare deals offer a common rationale: The combinations will lower costs and improve care. But these deals don't get to the root of healthcare's cost problems.
The role of health system pharmacists is expanding under value-based care. In this interview, Dr. Tina Moen of IBM Watson Health discusses the role that pharmacists can play both at the bedside and in conversations about population health to help improve outcomes and reduce costs.
With widespread industry and government support, population health initiatives continue to gain traction. Organizations have invested millions of dollars into technologies and services to help them improve patient outcomes and reduce costs. However, despite the increased investment in population...
A new study found physician practices that cared for high-risk patients were more likely to receive financial penalties under the CMS' Value-based Payment Modifier program.
A survey found nearly half of healthcare consumers seek price information to budget for out-of-pocket expenses, while just 11% do it to compare prices. Approximately 3 out of 5 consumers stick with their provider even if they know the costs beforehand.
Healthcare prices rose by just 1.1% year-over-year through September, representing the lowest price growth rate since December 2015.
Although Medicare accountable care organizations generated $652 million in savings last year, the CMS still took a loss on the program as most ACOs were unprepared to take on riskier contracts.
Five years after the Choosing Wisely campaign was adopted, research shows minuscule progress has been made in decreasing overuse of unnecessary healthcare services.
Maryland on Thursday launched the website Wear the Cost, which allows residents to look up the cost and quality of certain procedures at the state's hospitals to promote consumerism and transparency.
An analysis of Virginia claims found that 93% of low-value services were also low-cost services like lab tests and medications, contradicting claims that unnecessary healthcare spending is concentrated in high-cost services.
Read how three hospitals are using the power of connected core labs to integrate multiple testing disciplines into one fully automated and connected workflow.