For decades, managed care plans have sought to stop paying fees for services. Now they’re trying bundled payments for episodes of care.
It might not be the road to totally overcoming the fractured nature of the health care system, but it should lead to better collaboration
Medicaid plans in some states will expand, putting pressure on plans’ primary care networks
Learning these lessons from the Veterans Health Administration, the nation’s largest integrated system, leads to organizational success
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.
Legislation & Regulation
Hospitals now face stiff penalties and some health plans see this as a way to attain a long-sought goal
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
Managed Care Outlook