Potential legal liabilities from the unprecedented breach of 80 million individuals' records at Indianapolis-based health insurance giant Anthem could entangle nearly 60 insurers from Hawaii to Puerto Rico, legal experts say.
The latest outbreak of a deadly drug-resistant bacterial infection spread through contaminated endoscopes has prompted calls for re-evaluating the adequacy of currently recommended cleaning and reprocessing procedures.
The two federal antitrust enforcement agencies will scrutinize provider competition and payment models during a two-day workshop this week in Washington.
Mark Ganz, president and CEO of Cambia Health Solutions, a not-for-profit parent of 22 companies offering healthcare products and services, discusses how his companies are seeking to make healthcare more consumer-directed.
When it comes to healthcare, forget the Republican derision that greeted President Barack Obama's $4 trillion budget proposal for 2016 and the dead-on-arrival rhetoric of inside-the-Beltway pundits.
Even as value-based contracting proliferates, the financial incentives for hospitals and medical groups to eliminate waste and improve care have barely changed.
Dozens of patients at the Seattle hospital were infected with a deadly bacteria spread by a type of endoscope essential for treating certain conditions but hard to disinfect because of its design. That has raised questions about who is responsible for preventing and correcting the problems.
As smartphones, tablets, “big data” and Internet connectivity increasingly become the ever-present technologies affecting our daily lives, it's time to fully use these advancements in America's health system.
I am a strong advocate for providing quality care but am disappointed when my organization does follow-up on current Medicare HCAHPS. Often responses are given by people not involved in the patient's care (the patient or their spokesperson).
Starting this month, state-run insurance exchanges are legally required by the healthcare reform law to be financially self-sustaining. But that mandate is being ignored across the country, and there do not appear to be any immediate consequences for the states.
As more employers explore the advantages of self-insurance and administrative services only contracts, insurers have to find innovative ways to appeal to employers and help them reduce costs and improve care.
In the ongoing rush of healthcare deals, perhaps no other health system has been as aggressive as Catholic Health Initiatives, which has executed a dozen transactions in the past three years that have expanded its operations into health insurance and established a $1 billion foothold in Texas.