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Beware vaporware on value-based care

Beware vaporware on value-based care

By Merrill Goozner  |  January 31, 2015

The dictionary defines vaporware as a product that has been widely advertised but has not and may never become available. Last week's twin announcements on the imminent move to widespread value-based reimbursement in healthcare bring the concept to mind.

Where healthcare is now on march to value-based pay

Where healthcare is now on march to value-based pay

By Melanie Evans and Bob Herman  |  January 28, 2015

U.S. healthcare providers and insurers start from widely divergent places as some of the largest move to put most of their business into payment models that reward lower cost and higher quality care.

Trinity expanding risk-based care through Heritage partnership

By Bob Herman  |  January 17, 2015

Trinity Health, an 86-hospital Catholic system based in Livonia, Mich., has signed a definitive joint venture agreement with Heritage Provider Network to advance its strategy of coordinating care for specific groups of patient

J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference: Day 2 notebook

J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference: Day 2 notebook

By Bob Herman  |  January 14, 2015

Insurers were bullish on their prospects and circumspect on an expected rash of M&A. Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini said it will “take one big transaction to tip the whole thing off.”

Ohio systems create statewide collaborative

By Melanie Evans  |  January 13, 2015

The Cleveland Clinic and five other Ohio health systems announced they will explore creating a statewide network under a newly formed company. They'll also work together to reduce operating expenses and identify effective practices they can share.

Coverage expansion, low cost growth, continued reform battles highlight 2014

By Harris Meyer  |  December 20, 2014

Healthcare providers and insurers were busy implementing healthcare reform in 2014, millions of uninsured Americans gained coverage, and healthcare spending growth remained modest even as partisan warfare over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act continued in full force.

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