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Rapid adoption of bundled payments remains an act of faith

Rapid adoption of bundled payments remains an act of faith

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  September 24, 2016

The U.S. is in the midst of a major push to pay for healthcare on the basis of quality over quantity, and bundled payments are regarded as an especially promising model. Medicare's Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model, which began in April and is mandatory for 800 hospitals in 67...

DOJ requests additional information on McKesson-Change merger

By Adam Rubenfire  |  September 06, 2016

The Department of Justice has asked for additional information from drug distributor McKesson Corp. and tech firm Change Healthcare regarding the companies' proposed merger, both firms said Tuesday.

Data Points for Aug. 1, 2016

Data Points for Aug. 1, 2016

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 30, 2016

Data Points for the week of Aug. 1, 2016, covered the following topics: Health information technology deals, mergers and acquisitions; providers' IT budgets; venture capital in health IT; startup accelerators for health IT.

McKesson Corp. weighs separation from its IT unit

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 04, 2016

McKesson Corp. may be weighing a separation of its information technology unit as it works to contain costs and refocus on its core drug distribution business, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Moving patient payment upfront

Moving patient payment upfront

By Dave Barkholz  |  May 21, 2016

The rise of high-deductible health insurance is challenging providers across the country to change the way they prepare for and collect payments from people getting hit with large out-of-pocket costs for care.

A direct route to survive shortages

By Adam Rubenfire  |  March 12, 2016

Hospital systems now routinely deal with an uncomfortable number of drug shortages, so they're forging direct relationships with manufacturers, and buying directly from the source when the usual channels dry up.

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