Congressional Republicans who claim they want to repeal the Affordable Care Act really don't want to, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said at the 2015 World Health Care Congress this week in the District of Columbia.
During the first year of the medical loss ratio, insurers paid $1 billion to consumers, according to recent research from the Commonwealth Fund. Rebates dropped to $325 million in 2013, demonstrating an increase in insurer compliance with the rule.
The Senate adjourned this morning for a two-week recess before discussing legislation to replace the Sustainable Growth Rate formula.
Cutting costs in healthcare organizations often requires standardization and collaboration, tasks that are far easier said than done at large systems such as Kaiser Permanente, Providence Health & Services or Ascension Health.
Hospital leaders have proposed a new set of care principles to reflect the post-Affordable Care Act healthcare landscape, according to an opinion piece in JAMA co-written by former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Donald Berwick.
President Barack Obama this week officially launched the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network, a wide-reaching, public-private collaboration aimed to speed up the transition to value-based payment models
The patient safety program at the Adventist Health System saved lives and also $108 million in total costs between 2009 and 2012, according to a new study pubilshed in the Journal of Patient Safety.
Are America's hospitals the villains in the ongoing war against healthcare costs? Reihan Salam seems to think so. He argues in a recent issue of Slate that hospital business practices drive up costs and that politicians regularly close ranks to protect their interests.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a scourge in hospitals, infecting thousands of patients a year, but a new study suggests that it may be too expensive to treat aggressively.
Guest post by Barry Ronan, president and CEO of Western Maryland Health System in Cumberland, Maryland I am often asked how I engaged physicians as we were transitioning to value-based care...