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Direct Primary Care: A Segue to Direct-to-Employer?
'Virtual' Doctor Visits Are Enticing Employers. What If You're the Patient?
Worksite Medical Clinics: 2018 Survey Results (PDF)
Spurred by Convenience, Millennials Often Spurn the 'Family Doctor' Model
[Opinion] Patient-Centered, Value-Based Health Care Is Incompatible with the Current Climate of Excessive Regulation
South Carolina Expands Telemedicine to Physician Assistants, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
Bundled Payment Does Not Drive Hospitals to Increase Volume
How Can Accreditation Programs Promote Health Plan Value?
Why Investigating a Health Plan's Grandfathered Status Matters to Providers
An Analysis of Out-of-Network Claims in Large Employer Health Plans
[Guidance Overview] CMS Proposes 'Pathways to Success,' an Overhaul of Medicare's ACO Program
Medicare to Overhaul ACOs But Critics Fear Less Participation
GM Aligns with Henry Ford Health System in Attempt to Cut Coverage Costs and Improve Quality of Care
Do Health System Mergers in Separate Geographic Markets Create Antitrust Problems?
Market Concentration Variation of Health Care Providers and Health Insurers in the United States
Progress Toward Value-Based Care Slipping
[Guidance Overview] Telehealth Reimbursement May Be Coming to Medicare: CMS Proposes Medicare Payment for Virtual Visits and Review of Pre-Recorded Images
Medicare Billing Overhaul to Transform Documentation, Expand Telehealth
Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Name C.E.O. for Health Initiative
Behind the Numbers 2019: Healthcare and Medical Cost Trends (PDF)
[Opinion] Can Low-Intensity Care Solve High Health Care Costs?
[Official Guidance] Text of HHS Request for Information: Facilitation of Public-Private Dialogue to Increase Innovation and Investment in Healthcare Sector
Department of Veterans Affairs Leads in Changing the Telehealth Landscape
Once a Vision for the Future, Virtual Health Is a Reality of the Present
How Have Healthcare Prices Grown in the U.S. Over Time?
Network Adequacy Rules, Provider Consolidation Inhibit Insurer Entry Into New Markets
[Opinion] Merging Insurers with the Health Care Delivery System
[Opinion] Telemedicine Prescribing of Controlled Substances: The Dark Side of the New Congressional Bill
35-State Pediatric Group Claims Aetna Doesn't Review Medical Charts in Lawsuit Alleging Insurer Values Profits Over Care
CMS Paid Practitioners for Telehealth Services That Did Not Meet Medicare Requirements
Direct Primary Care Legislation Continues Its Roll Across the Country
[Opinion] Impact of Prior Authorization on Patients and Physicians
[Opinion] ERIC Asks For Pay Parity Change in Connecticut Telehealth Legislation (PDF)
Provider Networks: Actuarial Perspective on Performance, In and Out of Exchanges (PDF)
Why Does the U.S. Spend More on Health Care Than Other Countries?
Health Care Spending in U.S., Other High-Income Countries
UnitedHealthcare Reports Positive Shift Towards Value-Based Care Plans
[Opinion] A Few Suggestions to Simplify Healthcare
Oscar Health's Telemedicine Consultations Up 32% in 2017 as More Members Access Virtual Touchpoints
[Opinion] CVS-Aetna, a Few Weeks Later
The Promise of Telehealth
[Opinion] The Evidence-Based Medicine Problem: U.S. Doctors Cling to Procedures That Don't Work
Maintaining Tissue Sample Quality Might Reduce Costly Medical Errors
Study Identifies Unexpected Contributor to Rising Health Costs: Low-Cost Services
Five Simple Charts Show That Risk-Based ACOs Are Working
Mega-Deals Show How Insurers Are Taking Over Access to Care
The Next Big Innovation in Health Benefits Design: 'Surgeons of Excellence'
Addiction and Mental Health vs. Physical Health: Analyzing Disparities in Network Use and Provider Reimbursement Rates (PDF)
Massachusetts Bill Aims to Curb Health Care Costs by Regulating Hospital Reimbursement Rates
Keys to Successful Business and Community Health Collaboration (PDF)
[Opinion] Hospital Impact: The Upside of Narrow-Network Insurance Plans
The Next Generation ACO Program: Financial Results for 2016 (PDF)
Factors Associated with Increases in U.S. Health Care Spending, 1996-2013
[Opinion] NCPA Statement for House HELP Committee Hearing on the Cost of Prescription Drugs: How the Drug Delivery System Affects What Patients Pay (PDF)
The 2017 ACO Survey: What Do Current Trends Tell U.S. About the Future of Accountable Care?
[Opinion] ERIC Submits Comments on Florida's Telehealth Advisory Council's Report of Recommendations
Hospitals, Health Insurers Biggest Sources of Rising Health Costs
States Protect Consumers Against Balance Bills
[Opinion] Health Insurance Availability: Is Choice the Real Issue?
Telehealth Experts See Quality Measurement as Vehicle for Payment Reform, Consumer Choice
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