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CMS Publishes 2018 National Healthcare Expenditures
Wide Local Variation in Average Costs for Select Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, and Radiology Services
Walgreens to Shutter Many In-Store Clinics, Add Jenny Craig Sites
Telehealth Services Are Increasingly Accessible to Mental Health Professionals Despite Legislative Barriers
Price Transparency Is Coming. How Will You Prepare?
Spread of ACOs and Value-Based Payment Models in 2019: Gauging the Impact of Pathways to Success
Self-Insured Employers Are Using Price Transparency To Improve Contracting With Health Care Providers: The Indiana Experience
Walmart Pilots Health Center, Pushing Deeper Into Provider Space Ripe for Disruption
Why Medicare's Expanded Telehealth Reimbursement Matters
What's the Cost of Telemedicine?
[Official Guidance] Text of CMS Proposed Regs: Transparency of Hospital Standard Charges and Other Changes to Medicare Payment Systems
Adaption of Telemedicine Services in Healthcare Industry
DIY Mental Health: Survey Finds Employers Taking Action
How Has the Quality of the U.S. Healthcare System Changed Over Time?
Growth in Telehealth Outpaces Other Health Care Venues
Highlights of 9th Annual Healthcare Industry Pulse Survey
Death by a Thousand Clicks: Where Electronic Health Records Went Wrong
New York (Again) Seeks to Regulate Pharmacy Benefit Managers
Paying Patients to Switch: Impact of a Rewards Program on Choice of Providers, Prices, and Utilization
Accelerating the Shift of Care to Lower Cost Settings
[Opinion] Administration Considers Groundbreaking Regulation Forcing Healthcare Providers to Disclose Secret Industry Pricing
Telehealth: Connecting Consumers to Care Everywhere
Administration Weighs Publicizing Secret Rates Hospitals and Doctors Negotiate With Insurers
74 Medicare ACOs Depart
What Is an Onsite Health and Wellness Clinic?
New CVS Health Hubs Are Key Part of Plan to Change How Americans Get Healthcare
Why Aren't More Employers Implementing Reference-Based Pricing Benefit Design?
Senate Committee Hearing: How Primary Care Affects Health Care Costs and Outcomes
Transparent Hospital Pricing Exposes Wild Fluctuation, Even Within Miles
Demonstrating and Rewarding Value in Health Care
CMS Administrator Commends Three Health Systems for Their Price Transparency
Digital Health Promises Remain Unfulfilled for High-Need, High-Cost Populations
Hospital Prices Are About to Go Public
[Guidance Overview] Pathways to Success: An Overhaul of Medicare's ACO Program
[Official Guidance] Text of CMS Final Regs: Medicare Shared Savings Program; Accountable Care Organizations Pathways to Success and Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Policies for Performance Year 2017
[Opinion] Telemedicine: The Promise and the Performance
Digital Tools and Solutions for Diabetes (PDF)
2019 Health Care Predictions
Is the Time Now Right for Consumer Telehealth?
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?
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