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1631 Articles Matching "costs"

Commentary: Hospital-insurer collaborations can reduce readmissions, cut costs

Jan 20, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Provider-payer collaborations, through aligned incentives and leveraging a wealth of data, can achieve better care outcomes at a lower...
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20 common PR habits that drive journalists bonkers

Jan 17, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
Public relations pros know better, but somehow these worst practices worm their way into the course of a workweek. So to review, here are peeves, taboos and no-nos to avoid at all...
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UnitedHealth, Largest U.S. Health Insurer, Beats Expectations For Fourth-Quarter Profits

Jan 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
UnitedHealth says higher-than-expected medical costs in the fourth quarter of 2018 were limited to states for which it manages their Medicaid...
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Walmart Expected To Drop CVS Prescription Drug Coverage Due To Reimbursements Dispute

Jan 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
CVS said that Walmart is seeking an increase in what the retailer gets paid for prescriptions, which would “ultimately result in higher costs for our clients and consumers.” But a person familiar with Walmart’s position said Walmart didn’t ask CVS to increase the amount it pays the retailer when shoppers fill a prescription, according to the Wall Street...
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State Highlights: Top Leaders Depart Troubled St. Luke’s In Houston; Colo. Lawmakers Seek Transparency In Hospital Costs

Jan 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Texas, Colorado, Minnesota, Kansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Ohio, Atlanta, Missouri, Massachusetts and New...
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Lung cancer screening complications may be higher than expected

Jan 15, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Invasive follow-up tests to examine abnormalities found with lung cancer screening may lead to more complications and extra healthcare costs than doctors previously thought, a U.S. study suggests....
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Medicare changes could have some patients paying more for drugs

Jan 15, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - A proposed shift in Medicare coverage for medicines administered by doctors may help reduce total drug spending, but a new study suggests it may also lead to higher out-of-pocket costs for some patients....
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Commentary: Lose star ratings, instead measure what matters to patients

Jan 13, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Let's acknowledge that the CMS star-rating system spurs activities that raise costs without improving outcomes and begin rethinking the concept of quality measurement in...
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Hospitals overspend $39 billion a year on purchased services

Jan 12, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Even though purchased services account for approximately 20% of a hospital's total operating costs, it is often an overlooked...
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Viewpoints: ‘Medicare For All’ Would Lead To Inferior Care, Not To Mention Outrageous Costs; Trump’s Wildfire Tweet Shows How Cold He Really Is

Jan 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Editorial writers focus on these health issues and...
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Allscripts partners with Microsoft to match patients, clinical trials

Jan 11, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The companies plan to use electronic health record platforms to decrease R&D costs and bring new therapies to market...
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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ New Year, New Health Proposals

Jan 11, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Democratic governors and mayors are unveiling new ideas to control costs and expand coverage. The federal government shutdown has spared most health agencies, but not all. And learn the latest on that lawsuit out of Texas, which is threatening the Affordable Care Act once again. Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News and Rebecca Adams of CQ Roll Call join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and, for “extra credit,” provide their favorite health...
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Liberal lawmakers challenge Trump with drug cost legislation

Jan 11, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Challenging the Trump administration on a high-profile consumer issue, leading congressional liberals plan to unveil a package of bills Thursday designed to radically reduce what Americans pay for prescription drugs by linking prices to lower...
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Flurry Of Movement On Capitol Hill On Drug Pricing May Signal Possible Rough Waters Ahead For Pharma

Jan 11, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) was one of a handful of lawmakers who have introduced legislation to curb high drug costs in the first few weeks of Congress being back in session. The topic is seen as one of only a few bipartisan issues that may get addressed by a divided Congress this year. In other pharmaceutical news, government officials are worried that drugmakers are using scare tactics to keep competition out of the marketplace....
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Hospital at home tech: The ‘quiet revolution’ improving outcomes, cutting costs and building relationships

Jan 10, 2019 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
At CES 2019, experts from around the healthcare industry highlight the human benefits of home care...
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Some Hospitals Frustrated With CMS Rule Requiring Them To Post Prices As Experts Say It Won’t Help Cut Consumers’ Costs

Jan 09, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
"The unfortunate thing is that for most consumers, because it's standard charges not related to their coverage, it's not that helpful," Rick Gundling, senior vice president of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, told Modern Healthcare. "It was an exercise that doesn't add a lot of value to the...
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Providers compare notes on cost cutting at JP Morgan conference

Jan 09, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
On day one of the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, health system leaders talk about how they're looking to cut...
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Digital Healthcare Growth Drivers In 2019

Jan 08, 2019 , Forbes
The sleeping giants have awakened. The digital transformation of healthcare will be fueled by big companies driving down costs and improving patient engagement. Look for increased pharma investment, improving regulatory position, payer engagement and telemedicine...
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Viewpoints: Progressives Don’t Have A Clue About True Costs Of Medicare-For-All; Time To Stop Foodborne Illnesses, Right?

Jan 05, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Editorial pages focus on these health care topics and...
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From State Capitols: Prescription Drug Prices And Health Care Costs Take Center Stage; N.H. Governor Stresses Importance Of Suicide Prevention

Jan 05, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets take a look at some of the first things state legislatures and governors want to tackle in the new year....
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