Policy experts have worried that lower-income people would get bumped back and forth between Medicaid and exchange plans under the Affordable Care Act. But a Modern Healthcare survey of exchanges and insurers suggests such disruption has been modest so far.
Just as the medical home has morphed into the medical neighborhood, a new initiative seeks to take the concept of population health to the national and international levels.
Dr. Julio Frenk, 61, will be president of the University of Miami, starting in September. Frenk, the university's first Hispanic president, replaces former HHS Secretary Donna Shalala, who has led the university since 2001.
There have been numerous allegations of quality problems with Corizon's care, and since 2012, the company has lost contracts in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Tennessee worth more than $1.2 billion over the next five years.
For nearly two decades, Dr. Robert Wachter, 57, associate chairman of the department of medicine at University of California San Francisco, has tackled topics that challenge the status quo. “To me, that's part of the gig,” he said.
Provider-owned health plans continue to spring up or get larger as more hospitals and physician groups are moving to take on financial risk for their patients under value-based and capitated payment contracts.
Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes and one new independent nurse-practitioner-led clinic.
The Federal Trade Commission's decision to take more time to examine the proposed merger between Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem in Illinois is in line with what legal experts say is the agency's move to apply more scrutiny to deals between hospitals in adjoining markets.
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.
Medicare is fast approaching its 50th anniversary: It was signed into law July 30, 1965. But don't expect a celebratory mood when Medicare experts and advocates gather in Washington for the March 20 event, “Honoring 50 Years of Medicare.”
Mark Clare has been named principal adviser for strategic initiatives at Purdue Healthcare Advisors in West Lafayette, Ind.
Healthcare employers added 23,800 jobs in February as physician offices and other ambulatory settings continued to propel growth.