Brokers will increase their role as health insurance advisors in the post-reform market as they help both businesses and individuals, PropertyCasualty360 reported.
President Barack Obama's budget proposal does not go far enough to address the physician shortage. And without solving the shortage, meaningful healthcare reform is impossible, argues an opinion piece in Fortune.
It's important to offer medical office employees scheduling flexibility and help them further their careers. Forbes includes this advice in a recent post about helping employees conquer exhaustion, in addition to some back-to-basics tips offices frequently overlook.
As fee-for-service reimbursement fades, physician-compensation trends evolve to put more emphasis on quality metrics. In addition, the decades-long pay gap between specialties and primary care continues to narrow, according to SullivanCotter's 2013 Physician Compensation and Productivity Survey.
Many patients newly insured under the Affordable Care Act carry policies with high deductibles, which brings upfront collections and price transparency issues center stage.
Doctors and nurses continue to debate a New York bill that eliminates the need for experienced nurse practitio ners (NPs) to have written agreements with doctors in order to see patients, the Post-Standard rep orted.
When it comes to hospital mergers and acquisitions, technology and informatics processes often times may be relegated to afterthought status as financial and business objectives win priority. To that end, Joseph Schneider, VP and CMIO for the north division of Baylor Scott & White Health in Dallas, stresses the importance of both education and patience.
The failed launch of HealthCare.gov created headaches for insures and patients alike. But when President Barack Obama recruited "the best and brightest" tech experts things started to turn around for the beleaguered enrollment website, An article in Quartz credited much of that turnaround to changes in work culture, specifically three new management policies.
Health systems and hospitals can learn a lot from Google's use of data to create an organizational culture that drives employee engagement and satisfaction, according to a Becker's Hospital Review article.
Using patient-flow software resulted in dramatically reduced length-of-stay and significant cost savings for Beaufort (S.C.) Memorial Hospital in a six-week trial. Hospital staff discussed the...