Senate Republicans' bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act may be enough to keep insurers from exiting the exchanges in 2018. But Medicaid insurers warn the bill's caps on federal spending in that program would compel them to cut services and reduce provider reimbursement rates.
Dr. Shantanu Agrawal recently sat down with Modern Healthcare safety and quality reporter Maria Castellucci to discuss his plans for the NQF including efforts to address social determinants of health, the opioid crisis and physician burnout.
The balance of power between providers and consumers is shifting, but many providers are slow to recognize and act on that shift. They don't seem to realize that their long-term survival may depend on it.
Most of what determines how healthy you are isn't medical—it's social and behavioral. Researchers at the University of California at San Francisco have found that behavior accounted for roughly 40% of all deaths in the U.S.
Hospitals hit with Medicare penalties for high readmission rates initially made gains in improving care and reducing rehospitalizations. Progress has plateaued since 2013 and that has experts and providers wondering why.
Hospitals are taking advantage of favorable borrowing rates to raise money in the bond markets for acquisitions and debt refinancing. But will they lament the binge?
How do the Better Care Reconciliation Act and American Health Care Act compare to current law? We break it all down.
The Trump administration's 2018 budget proposed to merge the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality with the National Institutes of Health. Experts say the move could benefit AHRQ if the consolidation is done right.
Public health officials on Thursday said cuts to the National Institutes of Health proposed by President Donald Trump will weaken the global response to infectious disease outbreaks like Ebola.
While some health insurers are bailing on the Affordable Care Act exchanges, other are swooping in to take the business they leave behind.