Insurers operating in Massachusetts, a closely watched state for its plan to lower costs and provide healthcare for all residents, haven't successfully saved money yet--though they have boosted alternative payments to providers.
The healthcare industry had the highest level of median pay for CEOs last year--$13.6 million--beating out other top industries such as basic materials, consumer goods and financial.
The Affordable Care Act is often credited with contributing to the recent slowdown in healthcare cost increases by helping millions of Americans obtain health insurance. A recent survey found that delaying the impact of the ACA might also be part of the reason why.
The American Hospital Association is weighing in on how to reduce healthcare spending, arguing in a new report that the solution is not to simply cut Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements to providers.
Insurers and consumers spent almost $88 billion in 2010 on children's healthcare, up almost 12 percent from 2007. That increase comes amid a 5.7 percent drop in the number of children covered by employer-sponsored insurance.
Massachusetts-based Harvard Pilgrim has started paying patients $10 to $75 each time they get medical tests at a lower cost provider. Under Harvard Pilgrim's SaveOn program, when members get
WellPoint (NYSE: WLP) has reached an agreement with IBM to use its supercomputer Watson (recently of "Jeopardy!" fame) to help physicians diagnose medical illnesses and recommend treatment options
There are many problems with the nation's healthcare system today, but I think there's one in particular that needs to be addressed--nearly half of all U.S. adults (81 million people!) were either
It's the end of healthcare as we know it now that implementation of some health reform law requirements has begun. Health insurers are still trying to wrap their collective brains around all the new
We all know the healthcare system is facing dire straits with escalating costs that threaten the entire marketplace. That's nothing new. What is new is one health insurer's approach to addressing the