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Network squeeze: Controversies continue over narrow health plans

Network squeeze: Controversies continue over narrow health plans

By Bob Herman  |  March 28, 2015

Narrow-network health plans have grown in popularity, particularly on the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges, because their cheaper premiums appeal to price-sensitive consumers, but there is significant consumer and provider dissatisfaction with how many of these plans are organized.

Blues' tax-exempt loss raises red flag

Blues' tax-exempt loss raises red flag

By Bob Herman  |  March 21, 2015

The belated disclosure that not-for-profit insurer Blue Shield of California lost its tax exemption last summer raises questions of whether other not-for-profit insurers and hospitals may face similar scrutiny of their finances and community-benefit record.

App-based studies bring promise, peril

App-based studies bring promise, peril

By Sabriya Rice  |  March 14, 2015

Last week, Apple announced the release of ResearchKit, an open-source software framework that will allow physicians and scientists to collect and monitor medical data from patients using iPhones, but ethicists and patient-safety advocates already are warning about potential downsides.

Pa. judge will hear challenge to Advantage payment cuts

By Lisa Schencker  |  March 14, 2015

In a lawsuit that will go before a state judge this week, eight not-for-profit hospitals in western Pennsylvania will argue that health insurer Highmark improperly trimmed Medicare Advantage payments by 2% last year following federal budget cuts.

Best Practices: Hospital reduces delirium in elderly patients

Best Practices: Hospital reduces delirium in elderly patients

By Maureen McKinney  |  February 28, 2015

Throughout the 1990s, Dr. Fred Rubin tried a variety of strategies to prevent elderly patients from experiencing the sudden onset of stress and confusion known as delirium, which often occurs during a hospital stay. Then in 1999, Rubin saw a New England Journal of Medicine article touting the...

Patient-focused UCLA leader tapped to head Geisinger

Patient-focused UCLA leader tapped to head Geisinger

By Andis Robeznieks  |  February 28, 2015

Dr. David Feinberg's knack for improving patient-satisfaction scores and transforming the culture at the UCLA Hospital System was a major reason Geisinger Health System last week named him its next CEO, Geisinger leaders say.

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