Hospital Consolidation Is Increasing Patient Costs
Hospital consolidation for the purpose of improving patient care coordination and reducing cost of care is backfiring, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association
New Guiding Principles for Patient-Centered Care
Patient-centered care has been getting a lot of attention as the healthcare industry focuses on the Triple Aim of delivering better health outcomes, improving patient experience, and reducing the cost of care. In that vein, the Louis W. Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation recently released 6 guiding principles of patient-centered care.
Impacts on Premiums, Enrollment If the ACA Is Modified
Ending the subsidies offered under the Affordable Care Act would sharply increase costs for consumers, according to a study from the RAND Corporation. Furthermore, without the subsidies, more than 11 million Americans will lose their health insurance.
Fast Track for Taiho Oncology's mCRC Molecule
Taiho Oncology, Inc, announced that the FDA granted Fast Track designation for an oral combination anticancer drug under investigation for the treatment of refractory metastatic colorectal cancer.
Patients Are the “Missing Piece” for ACO Success
Industry experts discussed the big issues facing accountable care organizations (ACO) at the Brookings Institute’s event, The State of Accountable Care: Evidence to Date and Next Steps, held Monday in Washington, DC.