Are high-value health plans the wave of the future? January 25, 2017 By Tracey Walker As the destiny of Obamacare takes center stage, two researchers have proposed the next-generation of HSAs-HDHPs, a new way to design health insurance plans that could win bipartisan support. Seven ways the blocked Aetna-Humana merger affects the industry January 25, 2017 By Tracey Walker The proposed megamerger has been shot down. Find out what it means for healthcare execs. How reducing pain of checking blood sugar lowers cost, improves outcomes Here are 3 reasons why overcoming the “fingerstick” barrier will improve patient outcomes and contribute to reductions in healthcare costs. Top challenges in cancer care January 14, 2017 By Tracey Walker Cancer drug costs remain the most critical challenge in care, among other things. Will Trump administration welcome CMS’ mandatory cardiac bundle? January 11, 2017 By Tracey Walker HHS secretary nominee Tom Price has voiced opposition to bundled payments. One expert talks about mandatory and the possibility of voluntary bundled payments. How bundled payments really do work January 10, 2017 By Tracey Walker One study shows that the way Medicare is paying for joint replacements is saving millions of dollars annually and keeping patients satisfied, too. Five ways to close gaps in care and build a successful quality improvement program By deploying a proactive, year-round strategy that aligns data analytics with a focused approach for addressing gaps in care, your organization can turn routine quality measurement and reporting activities into a true strategic advantage by ensuring that quality measurably improves across key metrics. Automated health tracking boosts patient engagement, study shows January 07, 2017 By Tracey Walker Connected devices and apps eliminating the need for manual tracking drive better long-term engagement in healthy activities, a study from Walgreens and Scripps Translational Science, shows. Watch list 2017: Top therapeutic areas January 03, 2017 By Mari Edlin Find out about the latest treatment and drug pipeline developments Get your plan members to shop around for less-expensive care December 29, 2016 By Judy Packer-Tursman Some health plans are finding success with a new program that rewards patients for seeking out cheaper care.