Two major private-sector players have launched a bundled-payment model for cancer care that could be a harbinger of more value-based payment arrangements in a wide range of clinical areas.
Opponents of the healthcare reform law tried this year to kill it with a thousand legal cuts, and one of those attacks in particular may yet prove disabling.
The latest enrollment numbers from the insurance exchanges show that after the first month of open enrollment, sign-ups are on track to meet or surpass the Obama administration's projection that 9 million to 10 million Americans will buy exchange plan coverage for 2015.
Healthcare providers and insurers were busy implementing healthcare reform in 2014, millions of uninsured Americans gained coverage, and healthcare spending growth remained modest even as partisan warfare over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act continued in full force.
The holiday season is a time when we count our blessings and shower gifts on those we love. It's also the time when we vow to do better in the coming year.
Fitch Ratings is maintaining it's A+ credit rating for Catholic Health Initiatives, the rapidly expanding national health system that earlier this week reported a sharp drop in its operating performance. Rival rating agency Standard & Poor's recently downgraded CHI because of weak financial results.
More hospitals will see a payment bump than a penalty in the coming year under Medicare's value-based purchasing program, according to newly released federal data for more than 3,000 U.S. facilities.
Florida residents would lose $12.3 billion in financial assistance in 2016 if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down insurance subsidies for states that haven't established their own exchanges, according to an analysis done by Democratic staffers on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Obamacare remains unpopular, but specific provisions of the federal healthcare law have broad support, according to the latest polling data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Calling it the biggest disappointment of his career, Gov. Peter Shumlin said he was abandoning plans to make Vermont the first state in the country with a universal, publicly funded healthcare system.
More than 750,000 people have selected or re-enrolled in a qualified health plan across 14 state-based exchanges, according to state-released estimates.
African-Americans are disproportionately affected by states opting not to expand Medicaid, according to an analysis released by the Urban Institute.