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Future of healthcare will alter roles of both payers and providers

Healthcare in America is undergoing massive change, and that will ultimately alter how payers and providers define their roles, according to a recent blog post by Paul Keckley, managing director for the Navigant Center for Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis.  

Cadillac tax opponents seek compromise in repeal effort

Opponents of the Cadillac tax now say they are willing to compromise in their effort to repeal the controversial provision of the Affordable Care Act.

Providers, payers collaborate to tame rising drug costs

The current dynamics of healthcare delivery is prompting the pharmaceutical industry to more closely collaborative with providers and insurers to develop products that deliver better value to patients, according to a new study by the PwC's Health Research Institute entitled "21st Century Pharmaceutical Collaboration: The Value Convergence."

HFMA ANI: Revamping doctor-patient relationship may be key to cutting unnecessary care

Academic studies have done a very good job of quantifying the fact that the U.S. healthcare system spends about $750 billion a year on unnecessary tests, procedures and other facets of care. But finding a way to actually eliminate such wasteful practices has not yet been truly investigated.

ATA outlines 3 priority areas for broadband policy in healthcare delivery

Federal policies when it comes to broadband deployment should address needs and opportunities for specific services and uses, especially when it comes to healthcare delivery, the American Telemedicine Association writes in a letter to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

Healthcare industry must empower patients to say no to unnecessary care

Healthcare journalism has morphed away from the standard articles about the new hospital CEO and breakthroughs in cancer research. Recent articles focus on the absurdity of our care delivery system....

How a lack of healthcare price transparency compares to purchasing a bad car

Healthcare delivery in its current state may have something in common with purchasing a bad car, according to Jeffrey W. Jones, a managing director with Huron Healthcare, a Chicago-based consulting group.

America's healthcare is often delivered with a mean streak

U.S. healthcare delivery is different from most of the rest of the world for a variety of reasons, but perhaps the most significant one is the fact that ours is often marbled with a mean streak....

Big pharma's pricing a significant factor in driving up current healthcare spending

There's currently a schism between healthcare prices and healthcare spending. Prices are budging only grudgingly. That's likely the confluence of the Great Recession, the Affordable Care Act...

HHS pledges $840 million for care improvement

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is pledging $840 million over the next four years to fund initiatives that would improve the quality of healthcare delivery while lowering its costs.