Despite legal concerns, nonprofit hospitals in New York can pay physicians for reducing the cost of care now that a gainsharing program has won regulatory approval.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services on Thursday announced 106 new accountable care organizations, which now rack up to more than 250 since the Affordable Care Act passed.
Walgreens has teamed up with physician groups in three accountable care organizations, while Wal-Mart is putting its support behind other team-based, high-value care reforms.
The AHA found that hospitals not only play a key role in transforming primary care but also are the "catalysts" to providing a sustainable infrastructure of care delivery.
As hospitals worry about curbing readmissions, they have a new threat sending older patients back to their facilities--post-hospital syndrome--according to an article published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine .
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center researchers found patient population, rather than a hospital's resources (defined as Medicaid burden), best predicts quality outcomes for pediatric patients, according to the study in this month's Pediatrics .
The Commonwealth Fund concluded that quickly implementing payment and delivery reforms, such as pay-for-value and accountable care, could slow healthcare spending by $2 trillion over the next decade.
With reimbursement tied to patient satisfaction, hospitals increasingly are administering patient experience surveys to gauge how patients perceive their care and hospital visit. But as...
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services this morning announced 106 new accountable care organizations, which now rack up to more than 250 since the Affordable Care Act passed.
When it comes to breast cancer screening, higher spending doesn't mean improved outcomes. Rather, it means millions of Medicare dollars wasted, according to a study in J AMA Internal Medicine .