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It might not be the road to totally overcoming the fractured nature of the health care system, but it should lead to better collaboration

For decades, managed care plans have sought to stop paying fees for services. Now they’re trying bundled payments for episodes of care.

Learning these lessons from the Veterans Health Administration, the nation’s largest integrated system, leads to organizational success

Medicaid plans in some states will expand, putting pressure on plans’ primary care networks

The researchers find that the costs of treating restless legs syndrome are fairly low, relative to the improved symptoms and associated health care outcomes, and are mainly attributable to prescription medication. Health plans are encouraged to expand coverage to reduce the associated suffering and costs.

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Analytical studies, rarely used to evaluate biotechnology products, will need greater attention

Intermountain Healthcare’s checklist for providers cut mortality rates for this fast-moving, and sometimes lethal, condition

Hospitals now face stiff penalties and some health plans see this as a way to attain a long-sought goal