Medicare's bundled payments initiatives are designed to reduce costs and improve care for beneficiaries. But the first analysis of whether the alternative payment model is succeeding provides few definitive findings.
Mayo Clinic closed out 2014 with an improved operating margin, thanks in large part to a focus on slimming down the expense side of its balance sheet.
Administrators and medical practice staff are knowledgeable about writing, analyzing and negotiating contracts with payers. While it's much a part of practice operations, there are still new strategies to employ when negotiating with a payer—or renegotiating with an existing payer—that...
Community Health Systems made more adjustments to its portfolio of hospitals this week as it continues to integrate last year's acquisition of Health Management Associates.
Data Points for the week of Feb., 23, 2015, covered the following topics: Healthcare worker injuries, workers' compensation, workplace injuries
The median prices for selected costly hospital products dipped in 2014 as hospital supply-chain leaders continued to negotiate tougher deals and clamp down on physician-preference items.
New payment models adopted by Medicare and many health plans have clearly led to better care for patients. They also might be helping to slow the overall growth of healthcare spending. Whether these gains can be sustained, however, is far from certain. And because many providers are still sitting...