Is it truly possible for hospitals to become more productive, providing patients with better care for less money? Apparently yes, according to recent research that examined productivity growth in U.S. hospitals that treated Medicare patients who had a heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia during 2002-2011.
The departure of America's Health Insurance Plans President and CEO Karen Ignagni for the same role at New York nonprofit insurer EmblemHealth comes at a critical time for the health insurance industry.
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Where government-led reform appears to have failed, a partnership between two healthcare organizations in Seattle may have solved the stubborn problem of rising emergency department use, according to a New York Times opinion piece.
Insurers operating Medicaid plans in states that expanded the state-federal program could end up losing thousands--if not millions--of members as officials start double-checking recipients' eligibility.
The Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday that it will divert $101 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 164 new community health centers across the country in an effort to increase healthcare access.
Amid new research on how hospital closures affect patient outcomes, the Los Angeles area is about to provide a case study for the next step in that process--when a once-closed hospital reopens in a drastically changed healthcare environment.
In stark contrast to the healthcare industry's increasing efforts to curb emergency department overuse, the American College of Emergency Physicians says new research proves how much Americans value their access to emergency care, even though they often face steep barriers to access.
Insurers will continue to face a "challenging" regulatory environment, requiring them to make critical decisions this year--particularly when it comes to merging with and acquiring providers, according to a new report from Deloitte.
Aetna Inc. is submitting individual insurance rates for 2016 to state regulators, but told them rates may need to be reexamined after the Supreme Court issues its ruling on the legality of federal subsidies, Reuters reported.