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HSAs: What About the Fees?

Philip Betbeze

Health savings account fees have the potential to eat away at a tool that's meant to help achieve a lot in healthcare. As more employers expect employees to fund first-dollar coverage of their health needs, little attention has been paid to this detail. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Mayo Tops U.S. News Best Hospitals Rankings

A shift in methodology emphasizes patient safety, reduces the weight of an organization's reputation, and uses better data for more objective assessments, says U.S. News & World Report. >>>

Docs, Specialists ID Proposed Payment Fee Concerns

Representatives of several physician groups say a monthly payment for managing patients' chronic conditions is the most significant provision of CMS's 2015 proposed Physician Fee Schedule. >>>

Q&A: ProMedica's New CFO Talks Population Health

ProMedica CFO Alan Sattler talks strategies for dealing with the financial pressures on the non-profit system, including its focus on community-based population health efforts that strive to meet patients' basic needs as well as their healthcare requirements. >>>

Health Catalyst Exec is on Data-Driven ACO Mission

After helping to establish managed care plans for an insurance carrier, David Burton, MD, former CEO and chairman of Health Catalyst, is still committed to helping providers retool themselves into accountable care organizations. >>>

Chronic Disease Care Costs Get Bipartisan Attention

The Senate Finance Committee hears testimony and is expected to examine in the coming months possible solutions to the problems posed by chronic disease care, which accounts for 93 percent of all Medicare spending. >>>

Personalized Medicine Meets EHR Integration at Mt. Sinai

At Mt. Sinai Health System in New York, a combination of personalized medicine, natural language processing, and clever integration with electronic health record software is allowing clinicians to adjust medication selection and dosages based on patients' genomic differences. >>>

CHI Launches Prominence Health Subsidiary

Catholic Health Initiatives intends for the business unit formerly known as CollabHealth Managed Solutions to coordinate services for healthcare delivery systems including benefits management, health delivery networks, and health data analytics. >>>



News Headlines

Pressure builds on Obama for decision on employer mandate

The Hill, July 18, 2014

US is last in global healthcare rankings

Market Watch, July 18, 2014

Are hospitals responding to a health reform that hasn't happened yet?

Bloomberg Businessweek, July 18, 2014

New challenge for Obamacare: Enrollees don't understand their insurance plans

The Washington Post, July 17, 2014

State health insurance exchanges limp toward relaunch

InformationWeek, July 17, 2014

Insurer that fixed Obamacare benefits from business boom

Bloomberg, July 17, 2014

HCA boosts guidance as hospital chain's profit beats estimates

Bloomberg Businessweek, July 16, 2014

At NewYork-Presbyterian hospital, its ex-CEO finds lucrative work

The New York Times, July 16, 2014

An ER, not a hospital, is set to open at St. Vincent's site

The New York Times, July 16, 2014

Sunshine Act will reveal drug companies giving gifts to doctors

The Denver Post / Associated Press, July 15, 2014



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

New Goals, New Alliances

The historically adversarial relationship between providers and payers is shifting toward cautious cooperation as both sides recognize that they must implement structural and strategic changes to ensure their mutual survival. >>>

 

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