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Are hedge funds and private equity firms driving up healthcare costs?

The actions of hedge funds and private equity firms to drive up the profitability of their investments also cause the costs of healthcare delivery to rise dramatically, according to a non-profit, left-of-center organization.

Filing details tumultuous negotiations in Anthem-Cigna deal

Anthem and Cigna took part in a lengthy courting process before they announced they had struck a deal, the companies' latest Securities and Exchange Commission filing reveals.  

Online patient reviews often lack numbers, substance

Hospitals are increasingly incorporating online reviews into their patient satisfaction efforts, but despite their efforts so far, they have considerable work to do to provide patients with meaningful information, according to Executive Insight.

How ER redesign can help win back patients

As more hospitals and health systems open urgent care centers to meet consumer demand for faster and more convenient access to care, one Boston non-profit hospital chain has redesigned its emergency departments to improve emergency care and respond to increasing competition from other hospitals and the retail health market.

Florida's governor wants hospitals to provide more pricing data

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who had a contentious relationship with the state's hospitals, wants them to cough up more information that would benefit their patients.

The downside of giving physicians more bargaining power

Giving additional bargaining power to physicians often comes at the expense of hospital management, according to new data

'Sky is the limit' for health providers who use social media

Social media can be a minefield, but platforms such as  Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter can also provide physicians and other healthcare professionals with an array of previously unheard-of advantages and the ability to confer with other professionals--no matter where they are in the world. 

Value-based care: Will the industry ever be ready to ditch fee-for-service?

The Triple Aim. Bundled Payments. Accountable care organizations. FierceHealthcare has written countless articles about these initiatives to move the healthcare industry away from fee-to-service to...

AHIP: Out-of-network bills vary greatly nationwide

The amount providers bill consumers for out-of-network care varies greatly from state to state,  according to an analysis from America's Health Insurance Plans, findings the group says underscore the value of health plans' provider networks.   

ACLU sues Michigan health system over denying emergency care to pregnant women

The American Civil Liberties Union and the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan have filed a lawsuit accusing a Catholic health system with more than 80 hospitals nationwide of denying appropriate emergency care to women suffering pregnancy complications.