The growing movement to reveal prices for hospital procedures is just one piece of the healthcare reform puzzle, according to leading experts who spoke Wednesday at The Economists' Heal th Care Forum 2014 in Boston.
The health insurance payment system is broken and the Affordable Care Act, which was supposed to lower costs, is actually contributing to the problem, MVP Health Care CEO Denise Gonick, told the Albany Business Review.
When it comes to purchasing and selling health plans, consumers and payers start the experience clock ticking at different times. For consumers, the experience begins the minute their insurer picks up the phone. That's not always the case for payers--but it should be, consumer engagement experts say.
Anthem Blue Cross and seven hospital groups in the highly-competitive Los Angeles market ann ounced today that they'll form a partnership to provide a high-quality, cost-effective care.
Insurers be warned: Many corporate executives are mulling whether they can provide their employees with higher-quality and more cost-effective healthcare without going through an insurance company.
There have been a lot of changes to Medicare Advantage plans of late--UnitedHealth dropped providers in Alabama, Humana lost a big provider contract and MVP Health Care is discontinuing two of its plans.
Aetna and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association are joining forces with some of the biggest companies to urge the entire business community to embrace wellness programs as a way to lower healthcare costs and boost employee health.
The American Medical Association, concerned about current electronic health record design, has released a new framework outlining eight priorities to improve the usability of the systems.
FierceHealthcare explores potential technological, legislative and educational fixes to the primary care physician shortage.
Healthcare organizations that successfully adapt to changes brought on by the Affordable Care Act do so largely with the help of their human resources departments. Organizations strive to reduce costs, improve patient satisfaction and increase patient safety by placing high priority on the following HR-related functions, a ccording to a sur vey from HealthcareSource and the American Society of Healthcare Human Resources Association.