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Q&A: High-deductible plans make IU Health more consumer-conscious

Q&A: High-deductible plans make IU Health more consumer-conscious

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 28, 2016

Dennis Murphy is the new CEO of Indiana University Health, the largest healthcare system in the Hoosier state. In an interview with Modern Healthcare reporter Bob Herman, he outlines his early goals and how he views risk-based payment models.

For-profit hospitals blaze separate path to efficiency, quality

For-profit hospitals blaze separate path to efficiency, quality

By Harris Meyer  |  May 28, 2016

A half-century after formation of the Federation of American Hospitals, for-profit hospital chains have moved beyond a scandal-plagued past to forge a permanent place in the healthcare landscape that features both collaboration and competition with not-for-profit systems.

Arizona court rules hospitals can file some Medicaid liens

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 28, 2016

The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that hospitals can go after lawsuit settlements to get additional reimbursement for the costs of providing care for some patients covered by the state's Medicaid program.

Slavitt promises flexibility, mindfulness during MACRA implementation

By Shannon Muchmore  |  May 11, 2016

CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt emphasized a commitment to working with providers as the new Medicare reimbursement system is implemented. House lawmakers said small-group and solo practitioners are concerned the model will push them out of business or into larger groups.

Commercial insurance margins offset rising Medicare losses

Commercial insurance margins offset rising Medicare losses

By Dave Barkholz  |  May 07, 2016

As hospital margins on traditional fee-for-service Medicare patients plunged deeper into the red, cost-cutting at hospitals has allowed many to make up those losses from their commercially insured clientele.

What Medicare pays doctors for services and drugs

By Art Golab , Dave Barkholz and Gregg Blesch  |  May 07, 2016

In the third round of what's now an annual event, the CMS posted a huge data set that breaks down the $91 billion Medicare has paid individual physicians, diagnostic labs, ambulance services and other companies.

Proposed changes put pressure on small doc practices

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 07, 2016

Regarding the cover story “Physicians face stark choices under Medicare pay proposal,” none of these payment schemes have been proven to be effective. What has been proven is that small, private primary-care physician practices cut down on hospital admissions and readmissions, saving...

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