Reference-based pricing can help control lab costs when consumers are supported with education and an online shopping tool, according to a new study from Cigna and Safeway that was published in the American Journal of Managed Care.
Equipment-sharing could save hospitals millions, according to Fortune.
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At a time when standalone hospitals feel pus hed to form alliances to survive, one California provider has thrived without sacrificing its independence, accord ing to MedCity News.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services revealed Wednesday that roughly 257,000 Medicare eligible professionals will be hit with a 1 percent penalty to their Medicare Physician Fee Schedule payments beginning Jan. 5, 2015, for failing to meet Meanin gful Use by Oct. 1, 2014.
Employers may be open to considering a private exchange, but there needs to be guidance in terms of how those exchanges get paid.
Insurers are voluntarily offering flexible payment deadlines for customers who purchase insurance through the federal marketplace, America's Health Insurance Plans said.
December appears to be the month of the patient portal study.
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Although the Affordable Care Act has made sweeping changes to the healthcare industry at large in the past year, it has also led to changes on a ground level in individual hospitals, a hospital chief medical officer writes in Time.