The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission last week voted 14-2 in favor of urging Congress to end the Merit-based Incentive Payment System program and replace it with a new voluntary value-based payment system, Advisory Board lines up everything you need to reduce the cost of clinical variation, and more.
Former HHS Secretary Tom Price has joined the advisory board of Jackson Healthcare, a Georgia-based company that provides health care staffing and technology services, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Arkansas, Georgia, and Tennessee.
CMS estimates about 700 insurers are currently selling individual and small group exchange plans, down by about two-thirds from estimates submitted by the agency last month—though experts say the drop likely reflects insurer exchange exits over the past few years.
Stretched thin with an influx of patients amid a severe flu season, hospitals are adopting creative measures to care for patients—and alarming emergency preparedness experts who are voicing concerns about whether hospitals would be able to handle an influenza pandemic.
Faced with drug price surges and shortages of vital medicines, some of the biggest hospital systems in the country plan to form a nonprofit company to supply certain generic drugs themselves—and say more health systems will soon join in the effort.
The American Medical Association, American Hospital Association, America's Health Insurance Plans, and other stakeholders on Wednesday released a consensus statement outlining five opportunities for improving the prior authorization process for medical treatments.
Tennis superstar Serena Williams in a recent Vogue profile disclosed her harrowing experience with serious postnatal complications. Williams' experience, P.R. Lockhart writes in Vox, illustrates not only the potential risks of childbirth but also racial inequity in maternal care.
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