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Queen’s offers new program to improve care for Medicare patients

The Queen’s Health Systems has launched a first-in-Hawaii program, called the Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organization, to provide Medicare patients with improved access to care providers. “This program will help keep Medi.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 11th, 2019

Smaller accountable-care organizations were among top performers in 2017

Balance ACO, which cared for about 6,000 patients, earned a $12.8 million bonus payment from the Medicare Shared Savings Program To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkSep 8th, 2018

Next Avenue: What experts say about Bernie Sanders’s plan for long-term care

The long-term care coverage part of Sanders’ plan isn’t as simple as a single Medicare For All program......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatch14 hr. 38 min. ago

Next Avenue: What experts say about Bernie Sanders’ plan for long-term care

The long-term care coverage part of Sanders’ plan isn’t as simple as a single Medicare For All program......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatch20 hr. 8 min. ago

In push to find more nursing help, SSM turns to a familiar talent pool

The St. Louis-based health care system offers program to retrain nurses who left the field but want to return.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 24th, 2019

HBR: Apple’s pact with 13 health care systems might actually disrupt the industry

A world in which patients have ready access to their own electronic data with the help of facilitators like Apple creates almost unfathomable opportunities to improve health care and health......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 24th, 2018

Retirees, beware of your Medicare costs rising by over 200%

Changes made to this federal retiree health-care program are kicking in this year, and that will lead to rising premiums for high-income beneficiaries. Here is what's going on and how you can deal......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 3rd, 2018

Mass. patients use more expensive imaging services, more often

MRIs, CAT scans and other expensive imaging services are more often ordered by Massachusetts doctors — a problem that is contributing to the state’s high health care costs, according to recently released state data. Medicare spent $762.1 millio.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 6th, 2018

CareFirst: Patient care program has saved $1.2B in health care costs

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield says its seven-year-old program encouraging primary care doctors to work more closely with people has saved regional patients an estimated $1.2 billion on their health care. Spearheaded by CEO Chet Burrell, the Bal.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 27th, 2018

UA receives $4M to expand free training to health professionals

The University of Arizona received $4 million on Monday from a federal agency in a continuation to boost its free training program that educates and trains the public health workforce on several health-care issues. As a way to improve the public h.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 2nd, 2018

Federal freeze on ACA payments could cost MN insurers $71M

A push by the Trump administration to suspend an Affordable Care Act payments program could cost Minnesota insurers more than $70 million in expected funding this year.   The New York Times has a report on the move by the federal Centers for Medicare.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 10th, 2018

Hospital System, CEO to Pay $65 Million to Settle Lawsuit

Prime Healthcare Services and its CEO will pay $65 million to settle allegations the California-based hospital system unnecessarily admitted Medicare patients and falsely billed the federal health-insurance program......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjAug 3rd, 2018

Columbia health tech firm seeks to double staff, customers next year

Vheda Health aims to help insurers engage their high-cost members — namely Medicare and Medicaid patients with chronic conditions like diabetes or hypertension — and provide them with tools to make sure they are sticking to care plans......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 24th, 2018

Tech giants join forces on tools to improve medical record sharing

Despite more efforts to streamline the system, it's still very difficult for patients to share medical records between health care providers......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 29th, 2018

Health Care Heroes award winner: CHF Pathway/Washington Health System

CHF Pathway/Washington Health System is a 2018 Health Care Heroes award winner in the community outreach - organization category. Here's their story: Washington Health System has developed a program that follows patients with congestive heart failure af.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 8th, 2018

UPMC Health Plan announces $6.3M research contract

UPMC Health Plan announced that the UPMC Center for High-Value Health Care was recently awarded a $6.3 million contract from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to improve outcomes for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 25th, 2018

Aspire Health hacked by phishing scheme, loses some patients' protected health information

Aspire Health, a health care company that offers in-home treatment in 25 states, was hacked and lost some patient information to a.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodaySep 26th, 2018

Aetna Inks Deals to Improve Patient Care in Philadelphia

Aetna (AET) collaborates with Oak Street Health and ChenMed for enhancing the experience of its Medicare members in the Philadelphia mark.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytSep 26th, 2018

These 6 ACOs were the only ones in NC to exceed Medicare saving threshold

In an industry whose costs seem to many as ever-increasing and out-of-reach, health care providers across North Carolina are finding ways to save Medicare patients – and the government, millions of dollars......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 1st, 2018

DaVita to pay $270 million to end U.S. probe into Medicare payments

A medical care unit of DaVita Inc will pay $270 million to resolve claims it provided inaccurate information about patients that caused Medicare Advantage plans operated by private insurers to obtain inflated payments from the government......»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 1st, 2018

DaVita unit to pay $270 million to resolve Medicare payments probe

A medical care unit of DaVita Inc has agreed to pay $270 million to resolve claims it provided inaccurate information about patients that caused Medicare Advantage plans operated by private insurers to obtain inflated payments from the government......»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 1st, 2018