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. Clinical team alignment top priority for payers February 20, 2017 By Marc O'Connor Investment in resources that support clinicians and patients closer to the point of care may be the cure for what ails managed care executives. Payers to pharma: Here’s what we’re missing in hep C drugs February 17, 2017 By Tracey Walker A Precision for Value survey highlights what can be done in order to encourage payers to ease coverage policies for these drugs in the next wave of HCV treatment. Five things to know: How one health system offers same-day specialty appointments February 16, 2017 By Karen Appold Allegheny Health Network (AHN) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has achieved what few health systems have been able to do—offer same-day specialty appointments across its hospital network. Health policy changes could affect reimbursement: What to know February 12, 2017 By Tracey Walker Here’s what a Vizient’s hospital leader survey says about the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other healthcare policies under the new Administration. Top 10 states most affected by ACA repeal February 07, 2017 By Tracey Walker A new report highlights the top states most affected by repeal of the ACA. Is your state among the top 10? New diabetes medications help address linked diseases Experts share updates on new diabetes medications, and provide an overview of what’s coming. Four ways tech improves chronic disease management February 04, 2017 By Donna Marbury Finding technology solutions to diagnose and manage chronic conditions is critical to the future of healthcare. How payers can stand out for great customer service in 2017 January 26, 2017 By Scott Horn As we begin the New Year, healthcare payers have an immediate opportunity to boost member satisfaction.