Hospitals & Providers Strategy 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. 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. Nine ways Trump could impact healthcare access February 18, 2017 By Tracey Walker Will Trump’s policies hamper or improve healthcare access? Experts weigh in. 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. Four ways Trump’s SCOTUS nominee will affect healthcare February 10, 2017 By Tracey Walker SCOTUS nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch could have an impact on healthcare. Here’s how. 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? Do physicians dismiss patients’ financial concerns? February 01, 2017 By Aine Cryts Patients need cost information to make the best treatment decisions. But physicians are coming up short. Five healthcare policies to expect under President Trump January 27, 2017 By Tracey Walker As Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th U.S. president, health policy experts share with Managed Healthcare Executive what’s next for healthcare. 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.