Insurers wonder if CMS' latest effort to drum up interest in the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Initiative will overcome obstacles to participation in states that have laws prohibiting physician practices from taking on risk-based contracts.
Cotiviti Holdings, an auditing company that works with health insurers and governments to ensure payments to hospitals and doctors are accurate, started trading Thursday on Wall Street but did not generate a warm response.
Accretive Health CEO Dr. Emad Rizk is leaving the struggling revenue-cycle company and has been replaced by Joseph Flanagan.
Horizon Healthcare Services has invested in a small Cambridge, Mass.-based company that uses big data and computer modeling to help clinicians and researchers target treatments to individuals.
A federal appeals court in Chicago ruled that electronic health record vendor Epic Systems violated its employees' rights by trying to require them to seek arbitration in state and federal wage-and-hour law claims and other disputes.
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.
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.