A new survey exams the attitudes, perspectives, and plans of healthcare leadership that are shaping telemedicine’s application, value, and potential. The research explored telehealth services adoption rates and drivers, budgets and ROI, the technology’s role in delivering care, and the factors important to executives when selecting a solution for their organization.
Healthcare is a labor-driven service that depends on the talent and skills of every staff member, from the C-suite to nurses. Finding and keeping this talent is paramount to running a cost-effective organization that provides exceptional care was an observation from an article by Mackenzie Bean by Becker Hospital Review. Growing turnover rates significantly impact profitability.
NCQA’s Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2017–2018 compare the quality and services of more than 1,000 health plans in the United States and provide consumers with a practical and meaningful guide to understanding their health care options and choosing the best health plans for themselves and their families. National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is releasing its 2017 Health Insurance Plan Ratings. These ratings provide consumers with a more accurate picture of how health insurance plans perform in the key quality areas of consumer satisfaction, prevention and treatment.
Now in its third year, Numerof’s State of Population Health Management survey provides an in-depth, national look at the pace of change from fee-for-service. Conducted in collaboration with Dr. David Nash, Dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health, the study synthesizes survey responses from more than 400 executives and interviews with key decision makers across U.S. healthcare delivery
Healthcare, warns Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Cybersecurity Investigations Report (DBIR), is the only industry where insider threats are greater than threats from the outside. Human error remains a major contributor to healthcare risks. DBIR analysis also flags a shift in how social attacks, such as financial pretexting and phishing, are used.
The Medicare Advantage program continues to grow in popularity with both consumers and health plans.
At least one-third of seniors are estimated to be in an MA plan rather than fee-for-service Medicare. As baby boomers retire in large numbers, health plans are competing to capture the Medicare Advantage market.
MedPAC proposed to slash payments in its March report to Congress. The commission specifically recommended a 30 percent payment rate reduction for off-campus standalone EDs that are no more than six miles from an on-campus hospital ED, according to the AHA.
ACA Increases profitability for insurers, despite significant initial financial losses in the individual market after the key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) took effect. Health insurer profitability in the individual market rose due to substantial premium increases, government premium tax credits that pay for those premium increases, and the large, government-funded, Medicaid expansion.
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In its second round of online provider directory reviews, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services found that 52% of the Medicare Advantage provider directory locations listed had at least one inaccuracy.