In 2010, Humana shelled out nearly $800 million for occupational and urgent care provider Concentra, starting a small wave of insurers buying providers. But it turns out insurers are more interested in striking new types of contracts with providers than owning them.
Regarding the Sept. 28 article “Medicare Advantage plans need better network adequacy oversight: GAO”, I have been following the debate on the changes in Medicare Advantage plans, especially in light of the enactment of the Affordable Care Act.
New York's experiment to better coordinate care for low-income and disabled state residents who are dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare is losing hundreds of beneficiaries.
On a recent getaway, some big fish from the healthcare safety and quality movement demonstrated that improving outcomes isn't their only talent.
Dr. David Feinberg, who succeeded Dr. Glenn Steele as president and CEO of Geisinger Health System, discusses his system's genetic research program, the challenges of managing the health of Medicaid patients and how he plans to make Geisinger more patient-centered.
Fourteen years after the 9/11 attacks, a new round of uncertainty looms for people exposed to the million tons of toxic dust that fell on New York when hijacked jets toppled the World Trade Center. Two federal programs that promised billions of dollars in compensation and medical care to sick 9/11...
The Pennsylvania Insurance Department will hold an October hearing in an effort to eliminate or mitigate the impact of unexpected out-of-network bills on consumers, and the Keystone State is not alone in investigating and regulating surprise medical bills.
It's 'schizophrenic' balancing current growth with healthcare reform, says new University of Colorado Hospital CEO
Will Cook, the new president and CEO of University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, discusses the challenges facing academic medical centers, his ambulatory-care strategy, and the task of straddling the old fee-for-service and new population health management environments.
Hospital communication failure cited in review of care for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, and other news
The Texas hospital that treated the first person diagnosed in the U.S. with Ebola stumbled because of communication failures, an independent review released last week found.
Hospitals and health systems added 15,900 jobs last month, according to preliminary seasonally adjusted figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics released last week. Hospitals created more than 100,000 jobs in the first eight months of this year alone.
A new test within the Medicare Advantage program will lower out-of-pocket costs for chronically ill patients who seek high-value services and providers.
Healthcare is an economic paradox. On one hand, it's our nation's fastest-growing employer, projected to add 15.6 million jobs by 2022. On the other, high costs coupled with an aging population are breaking budgets.