Two Arizona health systems are joining together to launch an accountable care organization (ACO) that will provide coordinated care to about 50,000 members, the organizations announced this week, in hopes of improving outcomes, patient satisfaction and cost savings.
Your office schedule is jam-packed, with new patients waiting weeks or months for an appointment. If you don't necessarily need to generate more business, should you invest in marketing your practice? Yes, Keith Borglum, a practice management consultant, appraiser and broker, writes in Medical Economics.
While debate continues about whether independent practices will exist in the future, it's clear that many solo physicians contend with vast challenges. A recent artic le from the Dallas/Fort Worth Healthcare Daily relays the story of Ripley Hollister, M.D., a primary care physician who says rising expenses and falling expenses forced him to shrink his practice.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced its second batch of recipients in round two of the Health Care Innovation Awards program, bringing the total to $360 million handed out for organizations to test innovative care models. The 39 prospective recipients will receive grants worth between $2 million and $23.8 million over a three-year period, according to an announcement.
Hospitals saw an increase in paid nonprofit hospital board members over the past five years, a trend experts say will continue, according to a Becker's Hospital Review article.
Hospital and healthcare groups across the country submitted a brief in support of petitioners Gosselin World Wide Moving, asking the Supreme Court to bar excessive False Claims Act penalties, according to a JDSupra Business Advisor blog post.
Slim profits and even financial losses have caused many physician practices to curb their offerings for adult vaccines. And according to a new article from the New York Times, pediatricians in small and solo practices are increasingly facing the same dilemma.
University of California San Francisco Medical Center at Parnassus leads public hospitals nationwide in gross revenue, according to Becker's Hospital Review list of the top 50 highest-grossing public hospitals
A new hospital licensing fee in Illinois will help the state create a healthcare reporting system, as well as improve hospital inspections, Crain's Chicago Business reported.
Creative thinking and financial competition can help drive innovative change in the U.S. healthcare system, James Hamlin wrote in a piece in The Atlantic.