The latest wrinkle in the fight against rising drug prices involves insurers and pharmacy benefit managers asking drugmakers to accept lower prices for the latest medicines emerging from their labs when they don't achieve the desired results.
Asking patients to have “more skin in the game” can work, but not through high-deductible plans.
A list of the nation's 22 largest skilled-nursing providers, ranked by revenue in 2015. Source: Modern Healthcare's 17th annual Post-Acute Care Survey and Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Published Dec. 12, 2016, p. 34.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has suggested hospitals and doctors get payment bumps in 2018. Other sectors, including ambulatory surgery centers, skilled-nursing facilities and inpatient rehabilitation facilities, should get no increases, the group says.
The move, which analysts say is long overdue considering the federal government owes more than $8 billion in risk-corridor payments, will slash Humana's year-end earnings per share by $2.45.
Repealing the ACA would reduce the federal budget deficit by $1.2 billion between 2017 and 2026, according a new Congressional Budget Office report.
Don't expect LifePoint Health to be one of the bidders for the 17-plus hospitals that Community Health Systems in selling. LifePoint CEO Bill Carpenter told analysts this week that not-for-profit hospitals tend to be better turnaround candidates.
Patients at Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health's hospitals and clinics across Northern California could soon have their blood drawn a little differently. Instead of sticking a patient with a needle, nurses will tap into existing peripheral IV lines using a device called a PIVO.
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Just 10% of patients account for 65% of the nation's healthcare spending. These patients often have multiple chronic conditions and frequently use healthcare services as a result.
Anne Neeson has been named executive VP and CEO of Memorial Hermann Foundation, the fundraising division of Memorial Hermann Health System based in Houston. She succeeds Ileana Trevino, who retired in July.
Many CEOs responding to our post-election survey said they're willing to consider Trump's healthcare reform ideas. But 86% said an ACA repeal should not proceed without a replacement that provides affordable health insurance for all Americans who lack employer-based coverage.