A partnership with a respected hospital system or large physician practice could increase a health plan’s market share
As the ACA brings access to insurance, it could trigger consideration of price controls for providers and manufacturers
Payers may rejoice at learning that at long last, the general public is being warned about overtesting and overtreating
Collaboration is the name of the game these days, but even when lower-level providers speak up, will physicians really listen?
Despite their attraction, these cost-control programs don’t always deliver
For centuries, the problem in medicine was too little information. Now there’s too much, and doctors need help coping.
Although this practice can optimize long-term patient outcomes, it is not routine in clinical practice
With limited peer-reviewed literature, health plans take an evaluative approach to tumor profile testing
At issue is how much large provider systems can charge for services after they’ve acquired physician practices
The country’s catastrophic economic situation shrinks coverage, closes hospitals, and cuts physicians’ salaries — and that might be just the beginning
The insurer hopes to give businesses of between 50 and 400 employees more flexibility under defined contribution
This new treatment for nephritic cystinosis costs a quarter million annually, whereas the original formulation comes in at $8,000