Consortium of large employers says that only 10.9 percent of employers’ health spending is based on value-based payment.
Wonder why you can’t get a straight answer on how much a health care procedure will cost you? One big reason: State laws which allow hospitals and other providers to keep costs hidden until they send you the bill. A report card on price transparency released today gives 29 states an “F” and seven states […]
Ex-cop-turned-Scripps Health CEO Chris Van Gorder roots out ‘unnecessary variation’ to make care more cost-effective.
Those approaching retirement, employers pan proposals to raise the Medicare eligibility age.
The latest medical breakthrough is the hospital room itself.
Employees who feel completely mystified by the prices they’re charged for medical procedures might be surprised to know their employers feel the same way. On Thursday, a consortium of major companies and labor unions, including GE, Wal-Mart, Boeing and the AFL-CIO issued a manifesto demanding price transparency from both health care providers and insurance companies. Consumers […]
The state with the highest number of uninsured pledges to make shopping for coverage as easy as buying shoes on Zappos.
An eBay merchant who sells funny barbecue aprons out of his living room is better equipped to send information electronically than many physicians. Farzad Mostashari is the guy trying to change that.
Defying the economy, hospitals are hiring, but many are looking more for administrative staff and clerks than care givers.
Bruce Bodaken of Blue Shield of California says encouraging patients to live healthier lives will help head off chronic disease and pay off in lower costs.
Wright Lassiter is doing the seemingly impossible as CEO of the Alameda County Medical Center in Oakland, Calif.: He’s turned a mismanaged urban safety-net hospital system in one of America’s most violent cities into a model for other public hospitals by trimming costs — and did it while expanding services.