Five ways an ACA repeal could hurt hospitals March 07, 2017 By Karen Appold While Trump has touted Obamacare as a “disaster,” some healthcare experts say the change could negatively impact hospitals in a variety of ways. Healthcare mergers and acquisitions: What payers, providers will do in 2017 March 06, 2017 By Aine Cryts Integrating businesses is complex, but experts shed light on other options including partnerships and shared services. Four priorities your health plan must embrace to thrive in the future March 06, 2017 By Tracey Walker Health plans of the future will focus on consumers: designing products, care and services to support improved health. CMS' new bundled payment program: 3 things to know March 05, 2017 By Aine Cryts CMS launched the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model (CJR) in 2016. New strategies for managing drug spend: RA, Cancer, Hep C March 04, 2017 By Mari Edlin The proliferation of specialty drugs has prompted new techniques for keeping costs in tow. Six diseases reap benefits of biomarkers, genetic tests March 02, 2017 By Karen Appold Biomarker testing for harmful genetic mutations provides the opportunity to identify at-risk individuals who might benefit from risk modification strategies and/or enhanced disease screening. Cannabinoid-based drug pipeline grows: 4 ways to prepare New treatment indications are under investigation for the use of cannabinoid-based drugs. Are you ready? Step up your social media: Learn from one health plan’s success February 28, 2017 By Tracey Walker Stephen Rioseco, of Horizon BCBSNJ, tells Managed Healthcare Executive how his health plan fully capitalizes on the power of social media for customer service. Paramedics fight to combat ED visits, readmissions February 27, 2017 By Rachael Zimlich RN Paramedics can do much more than transport patients to the ED or inpatient care. Payers and providers are increasingly using EMS services to reach out to patients in their homes to improve outcomes and reduce costs. Genetic testing: Two downsides to consider February 25, 2017 By Karen Appold Genetic testing holds great promise, but there are some critical drawbacks to consider.