Are insurers—now receiving hundreds of billions in public money—earning their Medicaid checks? When auditors, lawmakers and regulators bother to look, many conclude that Medicaid insurers fail to account for the dollars spent or deliver necessary care.
The not-for-profit ECRI Institute announced plans Tuesday to re-open the federal National Guideline Clearinghouse website a day after the government shut it down due to budget cuts.
The rate of hospital-acquired conditions dropped 8% from 2014 to 2016, saving the industry $2.9 billion and preventing approximately 8,000 deaths, according to new data.
In the news about Roseanne Barr losing her show, a California Chick-fil-A raising its minimum wage and budget cuts forcing the closure of Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Guideline Clearinghouse, there are lessons to learn about U.S. healthcare.
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement, CMS, FDA, Joint Commission and others joined forces to create an action plan that relies on a "total systems approach" to uniformly apply safety principles across the industry.
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.
Gopal Khanna has been tapped as the new director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
AHRQ—pronounced “arc” by wonks—is quietly lauded by fans and vocally scorned by detractors. Its mission of figuring out how to improve the healthcare system is all the more daunting for its relatively puny annual budget that for several years has hovered around $430 million.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is quietly fueling research that's shaping the fundamentals of healthcare. Modern Healthcare spoke with AHRQ Director Dr. Andy Bindman about the agency's work, its influence, and the perks and perils of running a little-known federal agency.
Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, 61, is stepping down as: CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation after nearly 14 years as head of the nation's largest philanthropic organization dedicated to health and healthcare issues. She plans to stay on until a successor is chosen.
How states stack up against each other on healthcare quality depends on geography, insurance and a host of other factors.
Data Points: Mental disorders are the No. 1 condition for medical spending