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Healthcare must embrace transparency, not 'translucency'

Outcomes transparency is a hot topic among healthcare leaders, but many leaders see it as a marketing tool, which misses the point, according to a blog post from the Harvard Business Review.

Green hospitals increasingly vital for population health, cost control

Environmentally friendly hospital redesigns, once considered just a bonus, are increasingly necessary within the healthcare industry, according to Becker's Hospital Review.

Obama administration offers Florida $1.6 billion for hospital funding

The Obama administration appeared to offer Florida a compromise Thursday  regarding the ongoing debate over the state's federal funding request for its Low-Income Pool (LIP) and its opposition to Medicaid expansion.

States consider combining exchanges amid growing financial concerns

A multi-state health insurance exchange may be the wave of the future as the debacle continues regarding  how states will fund their health insurance exchanges once federal funding stops next year.

Karen Ignagni's AHIP resignation comes at critical time for healthcare reform

The  departure of America's Health Insurance Plans President and CEO Karen Ignagni for the same role at New York nonprofit insurer EmblemHealth comes at a critical time for the health insurance industry.

Insurers propose steep rate increases for 2016

Health insurers in some states have proposed some pretty drastic rate hikes for 2016.

Narrow network plans offer same quality as other plans

Although narrow network plans, which are commonly sold on the health insurance exchanges, offer far fewer hospitals and doctors for consumers to choose from, they still deliver similar or better quality care as other plans, according to a study published in Health Affairs.

Hospital execs successfully push lawmakers to leave 340B program alone

Safety-net hospital leaders this week were successful in their efforts to keep the 340B drug program intact. 

Healthcare costs for U.S. households closing in on $25,000

The cost of providing healthcare for a family of four in the United States is now approaching $25,000, according to new data from the actuarial firm Milliman.

Hospitals can face millions in RAC administrative costs

The Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor program has created a major financial and administrative burden for hospitals, according to a new report from the American Hospital Association.