On the stump, Joe Biden is aggressively defending the Affordable Care Act. Besides confronting President Trump, Biden is also challenging some of his Democratic rivals who want to replace the current insurance system with a government-run model.
After five years, Together Health Network, an ambitious effort by three of the leading health systems in Michigan to contract with payers and employers and achieve shared savings for its hospitals and doctors, has closed down.
The star ratings were last updated in February after a 14-month hiatus, but prior to that were typically updated every six months. Under that schedule, the new ratings would have been due for release in August.
The CMS won't use performance on a smoking cessation measure it significantly changed as part of the Medicare Shared Savings Program for 2018 after strong opposition from accountable care organizations.
Results from Modern Healthcare’s 43rd annual Hospital Systems Survey highlight the need for more precise definitions around risk-based contracting. One thing’s for sure: The transition to risk is happening slowly.
For healthcare leaders across the industry, caring for providers—ensuring they can get back to their core calling to care for patients—may be the most important work we do. And it starts by focusing on culture.
The changes include altering reimbursement for kidney treatment, revising rules to ensure that kidneys reach patients more quickly, moving more patients into home dialysis and encouraging development of artificial kidneys.
Societies looking to avoid future healthcare costs strive to give every child early exposure to parental and social stimulation. It’s why every country in the OECD offers paid family leave for new parents: except one.