Sweeping new legislation unveiled by two congressional Republicans to partly repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act highlights the formidable political and policy challenges the GOP faces in taking on a law that has significantly expanded coverage and made popular changes in insurance practices.
Value-based payments are, essentially, a capped fee. So to succeed with a value-based payment model, it's about how efficiently and effectively you can deliver care within that capped fee that determines if you can maintain a profitable health system.
In the last full year of the Obama administration, federal policymakers remain so focused on interoperability that an annual gathering hosted by the top national IT office leans hard on the issue.
Several years ago our team was asked to establish a protocol for prolonged mechanical ventilation. Our unit at DeKalb Medical in Georgia specializes in mechanical ventilation. Patients receive physical, occupational, speech and nutritional therapies as well as pain management and help with anxiety.
Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong's investment firm Nant Capital is committing $70.5 million to become the second-largest shareholder in Tribune Publishing Co., parent company of the Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun and Chicago Tribune, among other titles.
A new bill making the rounds on Capitol Hill has a hospital-centric theme. But private Medicare Advantage insurers with bad quality ratings would also benefit from one surreptitious provision.
By law, patients have a right to obtain electronic copies of their medical records, but should they also have a right to access those records by using software applications of their choosing?
The growing, global epidemic of data breaches—including those in healthcare—are making people gun shy about online services, including the exchange of medical records, according to a Census Bureau survey.
Not all women initiate recommended breast cancer treatment despite the survival benefits associated with it. A new study in JAMA Oncology suggests their delays in treatment might, in part, be related to whether or not they use complementary and alternative medicines.
The top policy adviser to Donald Trump said a Trump administration would consider major changes in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security to establish "budget discipline," suggesting that the presumptive GOP nominee and House Speaker Paul Ryan aren't so far apart on the issue after all.
A new survey puts the spotlight on the nation's most unpopular governors. A quick look at those governors' records shows many disliked decisions that impacted healthcare.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton unexpectedly floated the idea Monday of letting people in their 50s buy into Medicare as an alternative to her previous proposal to let states establish public health insurance plans to compete with private insurers.
HHS has $1.25 million in grant money it wants to divvy up between six to 12 organizations to develop ways to improve interoperability of healthcare information technology.
The nation could have saved an estimated $73 billion from 2010 to 2012 if clinicians had more frequently prescribed alternatives to brand-name drugs, according to a new study. The total out-of pocket savings for patients would have been about $25 billion.
While the new rules banning the sale of e-cigarettes to those under the age of 18 have been well-received by both their proponents and opponents, some question whether the regulations may inadvertently benefit tobacco companies, since costs to implement the new requirements may put smaller...
A trio of healthcare information technology experts that includes a vice president of IT from Kaiser Permanente and a senior editor for the Mayo Clinic's website will advise HHS on standards for sharing patient medical information.
There's mounting speculation about how presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will handle the Medicare issue during the general election campaign and what he would do about it if elected president.
One way to curb the number of health information data breaches is for the federal government to share its investigative reports into HIPAA violations. More security audits and a more-engaged insurance industry that's working with clients to avoid security breaches offer other solutions, says one...
The World Health Organization—the central coordinating body for international health within the United Nations' system, which employs more than 7,000 people in 150 offices around the world—is due for a new chief executive.
Two new reports highlight how Americans are struggling with high out-of-pocket medical costs, even as most of the presidential candidates slog through their election battles hardly talking about it. The findings suggest there will be strong public pressure for a solution, no matter who wins.
Suppliers and GPOs seem to have come down with a case of conference fatigue from attending a growing number of conferences and events. GPOs have decided that their own conference just isn't worth it from a sales perspective.