Big changes in healthcare mean big changes in the way providers and payers talk. Many terms being bandied about don't have clear or solid meanings, but this guide helps sort things out. >>>
Many providers who've been on the forefront of the movement away from fee-for-service may find themselves at a disadvantage with payers as healthcare transitions into value-based payment models such as bundled payments and gain sharing, says one analyst. >>>
After much enthusiasm but a sluggish start, insurers and healthcare providers appear to be gearing up for greater participation in accountable care organizations, according to a new survey from Premier, Inc. >>>
Jeffrey Brenner, MD, became interested in providing primary care to highly complex patients as a medical student working in an inner-city free clinic. Today, he focuses on improving care for patients who use a high amount of hospital and emergency services, a group he calls superutilizers. >>>
Martin Makary, MD, is an outspoken surgical quality advocate who wants "trust restored to healthcare through public reporting and transparency," whether it's pushing for the use of video cameras in operating rooms to better monitor quality and technology, or national requirements for hospitals to report adverse events resulting from surgery. >>>
Executives from top healthcare organizations and Bank of America Merrill Lynch discuss the key competencies needed for today’s leaders to engineer the merger of clinical and financial priorities.
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