As Medicare Advantage providers start to consider the new supplemental benefits granted by CMS for 2019, plans could start to see new perks for enrollees, The New York Times reported.
Two more doctors have been indicted in an ongoing federal investigation into a kickback scheme that approached $1 billion in California.
In a push to improve health IT, CMS has doubled down on its efforts to support secure data sharing and emerging technologies by creating a new chief informatics officer role.
ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit organization, has stepped in to maintain a national database of clinical best practices after HHS cut funding to the resource.
Sentiments in the notes of ICU nurses are good indicators of whether patients will survive, according to researchers from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.
The health insurance industry has teamed up with data brokers to “vacuum up” personal details about Americans including race, education level, marital status, TV habits, online ordering habits, social media posts and if they pay bills on time, NPR reported.
The National Guideline Clearinghouse, guideline.gov, has been terminated after funding to support the resource ended Monday, July 16.
More Medicare beneficiaries are opting into Medicare Advantage every year, and their health outcomes might be better than those in traditional fee-for-service.
Advocate Aurora Health and Foxconn Health Technology Business Group have launched a multifaceted collaboration to enhance care delivery.
Cleveland Clinic has teamed with Luye Medical Group in a strategic collaboration to bring value-based and patient-centered healthcare to Shanghai New Hong Qiao International Medicine Center.
Medical error is a leading cause of death in the United States—and physician burnout and poor well-being are playing a role, according to a recent study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
After the Affordable Care Act (ACA) designated behavioral health as an essential health benefit, coverage for services rose significantly from 2013 to 2014, according to a study published July 9 in Health Affairs.
Commercial health plans vary widely in how they cover specialty drugs, and coverage is not typically based on available evidence-based data, according to a recent study from Tufts Medical Center researchers published online July 9 in Health Affairs.
Physicians employed at small, independent primary care practices (SIPs) in New York City report dramatically lower levels of burnout, according to new research published July 9 in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.
Higher occupancy rates in hospitals don’t necessarily mean more infections. Rather, a facility can have the highest risk for Clostridium difficile infections when capacity was in a Goldilocks zone—not too full, not too empty—between 25 and 75 percent, according to new research from the University of Michigan and RAND Corporation.
Jul 02, 2018 | Care Delivery
Priority Private Care, a New York-based healthcare startup, caters to high-income individuals by bringing care to them. Started 18 months ago, PPC has an urgent care facility in Manhattan that can cut wait times for those paying annual fees starting at $3,000.
Care Delivery
Jun 29, 2018 | Care Delivery
Pediatric cancer rates are highest in the Northeast U.S. and lowest in the South, according to a new report from the CDC, while leukemia is more prevalent in the West. But, the researchers noted, childhood cancer remains rare enough that such variables are more significant to care providers than the public.
Care Delivery, Policy
Jun 29, 2018 | Care Delivery
Nearly two-thirds of physicians know another doctor who has tried or died by suicide, according to a Medscape poll published last month. The survey found 65 percent of physicians, 41 percent of nurses and 38 percent of medical students knew a physician who tried or died by suicide.
Care Delivery
Jun 13, 2018 | Quality
Emergency departments, particularly in rural areas, are strained by shortages of physicians and other providers, including nonemergency doctors and advanced practice providers, according to a new study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.
Quality, Care Delivery
Jun 08, 2018 | Leadership
In a survey of 90 healthcare executives conducted by Lumeris, 27 percent of respondents said they’ll launch a Medicare Advantage plan in the next four years.
Leadership, Care Delivery
Jun 08, 2018 | Care Delivery
Between 2008 and 2016, NPs increased from 17.6 percent of providers in rural areas to 25.2 percent. In non-rural areas, the increase was smaller but still significant—with the share of NPs making up 23 percent of the providers in 2016, up from 15.9 percent in 2008.
Care Delivery