Care Delivery

Members of the American Medical Group Association (AMGA), which represents more than 175,000 physicians, are bullish on taking on risk, with more member revenues coming from risk-based models in 2018, according to a recent survey on the transition to value-based care.

The promised, less expensive insulin product from pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly has officially come to market, the company announced May 22.

A Google-affiliated company is taking on clinical trials with the pharmaceutical industry, CNBC reported. The health and life sciences business of Google’s parent company Alphabet has launched strategic alliances with Novartis, Sanofi, Otsuka and Pfizer to work in the medical studies space.

Civica Rx, a not-for-profit drug company startup that aims to provide more affordable drugs, inked a new deal to distribute antibiotics with Xellia Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company based in Copenhagen that develops, manufactures and commercializes anti-infective treatments.

Rural hospitals are closing at a quick pace, leaving communities at a loss after sometimes long-standing institutions shutter their doors. In Fort Scott, Kan., the closure of a 132-year-old hospital had to be reckoned with, and the closure brings up the question of if small towns need a traditional hospital at all, NPR reported.

As the Trump administration looks for ways to reduce the burden on Americans when they receive a surprise medical bill, it could borrow ideas from New York, which approved legislation in 2014 that has safeguarded residents in the state from being hit with out-of-network charges.

With high compensation and a good work-life balance, Minnesota is the best state for physicians to thrive in 2019, according to a recent ranking from Medscape.

The savings that Medicare Advantage plans can bring to the table may have been over-weighted after a recent study revealed seniors who switch from traditional Medicare plans already have lower healthcare costs before they join an MA plan.

CMS has finalized a rule to ensure that states cannot divert portions of Medicaid provider payments to third parties beyond what is allowed in the statute.

CMS has proposed a new rule that aims to improve transparency around accrediting organizations (AOs) that certify healthcare facilities in the Medicare program. Specifically, the rule creates a new process for AOs to follow if there is a sale, transfer or purchase of assets in the ownership of the organization.

Not all states are equal when it comes to the job quality and opportunity of being a nurse the U.S. While the profession is in high demand, with expectations that the industry will double the rate of the average occupation by 2026, there are several challenges to being a nurse depending on location.

HHS and CMS have launched a set of new payment models, dubbed the Primary Cares Initiative, that aim to transform primary care through value-based options. The new models will also test financial risk and performance-based payments for primary care practitioners and clinicians.