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Reducing hospital-acquired infections has become a top priority for hospitals in the face of new penalties from CMS.
While recent attacks on Anthem, Community Health Systems, Premera and CareFirst helped focus awareness on the importance of cybersecurity, many healthcare payers and providers are still mired in outmoded or unfocused strategies and...
More than 750 government and private ACOs are now in place, helping healthcare transition away from fee-for-service. Find out what's working and what's planned for the future.
As the number of people with diabetes in the U.S. continues to climb, plans and integrated health systems are employing personalized strategies to help manage the disease.
Consensus is building on the promise of genetic testing and other technological advances to help individualize testing, prevention and treatment for better outcomes.
Consumers searching for health information on Google will now see results from Mayo Clinic in a feature box at the top of the return screen.
Hospital rankings provide consumers with valuable information, but they're not always in agreement.
After several years of uneven progress, the pace of healthcare payment reform shifted into high gear in January when the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced plans to tie 30% of traditional, or fee-for-service,...
After the first year of Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), some healthcare providers and plans on the front lines are confronting operational—as well as political—challenges.
Read what a panel of distinguished industry experts has to say about the increasingly difficult job of managing specialty pharmaceuticals.

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8 high-profile FDA approvals
The first PCSK9 inhibitor approval: 5 lessons
FDA approves Daklinza for hepatitis C genotype 3

INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
Noteworthy Medicare coverage gap: ...

There are advocates who say Medicare needs to increase the type of coverage it provides for beneficiaries.

How Medicare's past impacts ...
Three major forces behind healthcare ...
The Anthem-Cigna merger: 10 things ...

PHARMACY BEST PRACTICES
Four ways clinical pharmacists can ...

Here are four reasons a clinical pharmacist should be part of care teams for chronically-ill, elderly, and at-risk ...

The new patient-centered pharmacy
First generic MS drug could have big ...
Adverse tiering to deter costly ...

ACCOUNTABLE CARE
Six Steps to ACO success

Here are six steps experts say are necessary for success as an accountable care organization (ACO).

Hitting the ACO target
A win for competition
Payment reform shifts to high gear

POLICY
Noteworthy Medicare coverage gap: ...

There are advocates who say Medicare needs to increase the type of coverage it provides for beneficiaries.

How Medicare's past impacts ...
HHS investigates rise in generics
Health plans share reactions to King ...

BLOGS
How expanded data access will affect ...

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act will expand the availability of Medicare data. Here's how that could ...

Hospitals get big payoff from higher ...
A proposal for improving Medicare
Eight changes that foretell the ...

FOR YOUR BENEFIT
A proposal for improving Medicare

A recent research paper recommends combining the various parts of Medicare as it now stands into plans that he calls ...

Eight ways to retain high-deductible ...
Aetna-Humana acquisition: What ...
Five ways to control Medicaid super ...

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