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Q&A: Insurers don't want to share savings from reduced utilization

Q&A: Insurers don't want to share savings from reduced utilization

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 28, 2015

Modern Healthcare recently spoke with Dan Wolterman, president and CEO of Houston-based Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, about accountable care, tensions with insurers over starting a health insurance arm, and Memorial Hermann's shift to outpatient care.

Future of Medicaid hospital improvement program in doubt

Future of Medicaid hospital improvement program in doubt

By Virgil Dickson  |  March 28, 2015

It's unclear whether the Obama administration will renew Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment programs in several states, in part because evidence is mixed on whether the programs have truly improved care for large numbers of Medicaid beneficiaries and uninsured patients.

Tenet's Baylor deal builds network strategy

Tenet's Baylor deal builds network strategy

By Beth Kutscher  |  March 28, 2015

Tenet Healthcare Corp.'s partnership last week with not-for-profit Baylor Scott & White Health is the latest example of the chain's departure from the traditional mergers-and-acquisitions playbook in favor of forming regional networks and positioning itself for broader payment reform.

EHRs need to do better at graphing lab-test results

By Joseph Conn  |  March 20, 2015

Electronic health-record systems are doing a poor job graphing lab-test results, conclude the authors of an article published online in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Graduate health programs evolving with industry needs

Graduate health programs evolving with industry needs

By Michael Sandler  |  March 14, 2015

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is introducing a new master's of science in healthcare quality and safety program this fall. It's one of many graduate programs in health administration that are evolving to meet the changing needs of the industry.

Dr. Charles LeMaistre: Leading in cancer prevention and care

Dr. Charles LeMaistre: Leading in cancer prevention and care

By Rachel Landen  |  March 14, 2015

Dr. Charles LeMaistre's career has spanned more than five cities and five decades, with more professional appointments, memberships and honorary degrees than most groups of five individuals could boast. But LeMaistre is reluctant to talk about them.

Healthcare leaders mull their options as they wait for King ruling

Healthcare leaders mull their options as they wait for King ruling

By Melanie Evans , Beth Kutscher and Bob Herman  |  March 07, 2015

Hospitals, health insurers, physician groups and community health centers, fearing financial damage and patient suffering if millions of Americans lose their coverage, are just beginning to sketch out contingency plans in the wake of the oral arguments last week in King v. Burwell.

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