By working with groups that represent chronic disease patients, insurers can save money on costly therapies while ensuring patients have access to the treatments they need, according to a recent Health Affairs blog post.
More doctors offer "virtual visits" to patients, but many insurers don't cover those video calls as they would an office visit, according to a STAT report.
Nearly 1 in 4 Michigan nurses said they're aware of patients dying due to low staffing levels, but the poll found divisions among respondents on whether their managers were addressing these issues, according to the Lansing State Journal.
Fully-integrated care is the wave of the future in healthcare, and one health system has used it to cut emergency room visits and improve medication management for heart failure patients, according to a blog post at NEJM Catalyst.
Changing trends in healthcare delivery have some physicians and designers rethinking the way practices are physically laid out, according to an article in Healthcare Design. Through a project called Clinic 20XX, a group of designers sought to reinvent health care delivery in order to better deal with areas in which current facilities fail to meet patient's needs.
Medical errors remain a major problem within the healthcare industry, ranking as the third-leading cause of death in the United States. To move the needle in a meaningful way, providers must adopt the aviation industry's mindset on mistakes, according to a MedPageToday column.
The revenue generated per hour in a concierge program is usually twice the revenue rate per hour in a traditional practice.
As the Affordable Care Act turns six years old this week, the Obama administration is marking the occasion by highlighting its successes and laying out plans for how it might transform the healthcare system going forward.
In response to the worsening opioid addiction crisis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a set of changes to labeling requirements for a range of prescription painkillers, with a particular focus on immediate-release formulations.
The future hangs in the balance for the only healthcare clinic in the small town of Lincoln, Montana, according to a report in the Billings Gazette.