Christopher Cheney is the senior finance editor at HealthLeaders Media.
One independent physician practice in Texas has deployed a retrenchment strategy to contain costs in the unsettled atmosphere of federal healthcare policy.
Most physician practices are running a race against time to implement Medicare's value-based payment system, survey data indicates. They have a lot to think about as they go about it.
Healthcare providers find that up-front investments are necessary to achieve success in accountable care contracting.
Researchers find a weak association between physician practice prices and quality of care for Medicare patients.
As a wave of consolidation continues to inundate healthcare providers and payers, M&A transactions among healthcare vendors and suppliers also are moving at a brisk pace.
Research examines the financial effect of readmissions penalties and value-based purchasing incentives on safety-net hospitals compared to other hospitals.
Next year's proposed rule for Medicare hospital-inpatient payments is expected to increase the federal government's spending on services and capital by $3.1 billion.
A Massachusetts nonprofit is building a data-supported financial case to demonstrate that nutrition-intervention services are beneficial to patients and payers.
The consolidation of physician practices and the growth of hospital-employed doctors continues for now, but the employment trend will eventually swing back, says one practice leader.
With no new healthcare law in place or in sight, President Trump's efforts to recast healthcare reform are in the hands of Tom Price and Seema Verma.