Monday, March 2, 2015

  • Medicare Advantage is facing financial firestorms on two fronts, with insurers resisting a 2016 payment cut and beneficiary advocates fighting risk-adjustment of star ratings for socio-economic status.
  • "About 6% to 7% of physicians consider locum tenens to be their fulltime occupation and we anticipate that will grow to 11% of the workforce within the next 18 months," says the head of a healthcare temporary staffing firm.
  • Four senior healthcare leaders discuss how physician compensation will change as the healthcare environment shifts from fee-for-service to value-based care.
  • The drive toward delivering value-based care provides compelling motivations for healthcare organizations to join forces, creating an active environment of mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships.
  • Some hospitals and health systems are accessing considerable amounts of capital by selling medical office buildings and other properties.
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by CHRISTOPHER CHENEY | 03/02/2015

Medicare Advantage is facing financial firestorms on two fronts, with insurers resisting a 2016 payment cut and beneficiary advocates fighting risk-adjustment of star ratings for socio-economic status.


by JOHN COMMINS | 03/02/2015

"About 6% to 7% of physicians consider locum tenens to be their fulltime occupation and we anticipate that will grow to 11% of the workforce within the next 18 months," says the head of a healthcare temporary staffing firm.


by JOHN COMMINS | 02/27/2015

The ruling has far-ranging implications for state regulatory boards overseeing professional activities, including those of physicians, hospitals, and health systems.


by SHANNON FIRTH, CONTRIBUTING WRITER, MEDPAGE TODAY | 02/27/2015

There is still a week until the latest Supreme Court showdown on the Affordable Care Act—and likely months away from a ruling on King v. Burwell—but pundits already are polishing their crystal balls. From MedPage Today.


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