As a first step to move toward greater hospital price transparency and lower costs, CMS can immediately issue $2 million fines on the 30% of American hospitals it concludes are noncompliant. If CMS takes enforcement seriously, the hospital industry will respond by quickly coming into compliance.
Health systems need to turn their attention to technology that can improve staff retention by reducing employee burnout, according to HCA Divisional CIO Andy Draper. Here’s a look at what Parlance is doing to realize ROI with conversational AI.
CMS should honor its commitment to Medicare beneficiaries, especially those who began home respiratory therapy under the PHE, without requiring them to “restart” the documentation process. Requiring requalification would also be a nightmare for physicians who are already overwhelmed with patient demands.
It is critical for policymakers to work with nephology RNs to increase federal resources that will enable us to address burnout, decrease turnover rates, and build and support a stronger healthcare workforce nationwide.
Some financial management service companies have earned the patronage of local governments and prestigious funders, including the National Institutes of Health and AARP. It is time for health plans, particularly MA plans, to pay attention as well.
Virtual first care (V1C) – high-quality healthcare delivered virtually until it cannot be – will allow both new and incumbent providers to achieve success in the redefined value chain.
The hogwash started in The Wall Street Journal with a contrarian take on a recent KPMG technology report. But cloud operates in a fundamentally different paradigm from the IT infrastructure of the past, and embracing big change is rarely free or easy. But the rewards of evolving are obvious and far too great to ignore.
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Pharmacy benefit managers inflate drug prices and decrease competition while consumers pay the price. Does the FTC have the medicine to fix it?
Many have never heard of a pharmacy benefit manager, mega-profitable companies that control what consumers pay for prescription drugs. The FTC’s new probe needs to go far to change the status quo.
Texas has the right environment to help ARPA-H achieve its promise of eliminating existing deficiencies in our national biomedical ecosystem, promoting the integration of multiple disciplines and institutions, and fully addressing persistent inequities in America’s health system.
If FDA’s decision on making hearing aids available over the counter leads to greater adoption, it could encourage consumers to learn more about their condition, and therefore improve the health literacy of the public. The downstream effect of this is to increase the perceived value of the audiologist beyond mere salespeople of a medical device, which audiologists everywhere should applaud.
In the current market where inflation and the costs of healthcare continue to rise, there’s […]
Value-based pricing could have shown us with more certainty the real level of effectiveness of Aduhelm. Maybe it is worth paying something for; and value-based contracts are the only way to figure that out.
Nonhuman primates will be critical to our efforts to understand the long-term effects of Covid-19. Yet scientists conducting critical research have faced harassment and threats.