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Exclusive: Post-discharge calls help Cigna lower readmissions

Hospital readmissions represent a huge portion of unnecessary--and preventable--healthcare costs, accounting for 30 percent of total inpatient costs among commercial health insurance members. With...

Consumer-directed plans offer short-term benefits

Consumer-directed health plans have the potential to cut costs in the short term, but they may lead to poorer health and higher costs in the long term, according to a study published Monday in the

AHRQ: Treatment for medication errors rising

A new study by the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality indicates a sharp rise in the number of people requiring emergency room visits or hospitalizations due to medication side effects or

Payers use clinical analytics to drive down costs

Healthcare payers and providers are using clinical analytics to lower healthcare costs, according to a new study from HIMSS Analytics. The payer respondents are analyzing data from a wide variety of

Tax benefit boosts Tenet's 3Q earnings

Dallas-based hospital Tenet Healthcare (NYSE: THC ) reported a dramatic bounce back to profitability in the third quarter ending Sept. 30, although that was mostly attributable to tax benefits

Study: Remote monitoring cuts hospitalization, mortality for heart failure

The expected boom in remote monitoring has been somewhat restrained by the dearth of scientific studies proving that such technologies can save lives and money. Slowly, though, the body of evidence

Telehealth continues rapid growth even as reimbursement lags

As readers of FierceMobileHealthcare know well, telehealth is booming. Telecommunications firms are tripping over each other trying to get a piece of this fast-growing market, and smartphones, of

Study: Home telehealth, vitals monitoring cuts admissions for heart failure

A home-based interactive telehealth system with motivational support tools built in was able to reduce hospitalization rates by two-thirds, cut inpatient days by nearly three-fourths and

Tenet Healthcare Corp. maintains financial position

Reporting only a tiny loss due to one-time charges, Tenet Healthcare has announced third-quarter results suggesting that the for-profit hospital chain is holding its own as the economy recovers.