Mayo Clinic President and CEO Dr. John Noseworthy will retire at year’s end after nearly a decade leading the Rochester, Minn.-based health system.
The policy change is likely to entice younger and healthier people from the general insurance pool by allowing a range of lower-cost options that don’t include all the benefits required by the federal health law.
The administration’s proposal, meant to expand access to affordable healthcare options, would allow consumers to buy short-term insurance plans that last up to 12 months, compared with a maximum of less than three months under current law.
Electronic health records were supposed to lower administrative costs, but they may not be getting the job done, according to the study. Administrators and clinicians sometimes spend more than an hour on billing and insurance activities for a single visit.
The insurer says it is not usually medically necessary to have an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist on hand during the common surgery.
Ascension saw its operating margin squeezed during the latter half of 2017 as a result of slumping admissions and revenue lost from divestitures. At the same time, the system has managed to draw more revenue per discharge.
Community health centers are a powerful player in the towns they serve, and some hospitals are finding themselves on a collision course of competition. In an increasingly complex landscape, can these two uneasy bedfellows make peace?
It’s too early to say the era of cost control, which stretched roughly from 2010 to 2016, is over. But as the latest CMS cost projections suggest, the U.S. appears headed into another period when healthcare spending routinely exceeds the economy’s overall rate of growth.
Drug prices may be the main concern for Power Panel members, but physician practice ownership also has their attention.
As required by the 21st Century Cures Act, the two agencies are meeting with clinicians and others to discuss the burdens that may arise from using EHRs.