Search Tag: medicare

Women's Health

25k More Patients with Breast Cancer Can Receive Crucial Test

2021 03 Jun

More patients with breast cancer will benefit from access to its Breast Cancer Index test, under new extended Medicare coverage, Hologic, Inc. has announced. Its’ subsidiary, Biotheranostics, Inc., has received broader Medicare coverage for the test, meaning that clinicians can better manage treatment of a broader scope of patients.   Under... Read more

Executive Health Management

Medlab Asia & Asia Health 2021

2021 20 Oct

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Executive Health Management

Why is value-based healthcare not saving money?

2018 10 Jul

Amidst rising health costs in the U.S., researchers have examined the role of value-based care and competition in the cost equation. They found that across 900 different markets, value-based payment models had not produced the expected reductions in costs, mainly because many markets have few value-based options available. In addition, many of... Read more

Health Management

Visionary leadership

2018 25 Jan

Th e w a y f o r wa r d f or U S h e a l t h c a r e   Experts d r aw their conclusions on the American health sys t em and what needs to b e done to e r adica t e the many p r oblems that continue... Read more

Executive Health Management

ACA Repeal Battle: Winners and Losers

2017 28 Mar

Republicans have failed in their attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a major election campaign promise. After weeks of contentious negotiations over the American Health Care Act, Republicans were forced to pull the House bill on healthcare reform when it was clear that it didn’t have enough votes to pass.     The move received mixed reactions... Read more

Executive Health Management

Well-known Hospitals Fail in New Medicare Ratings

2016 02 Aug

The U.S. government released much-anticipated first overall hospital quality ratings last week with many of the country’s best-known facilities receiving below average scores while obscure hospitals were awarded top scores. The Centres for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rated 3,617 hospitals on a one- to five-star scale. The hospital industry has... Read more

Executive Health Management

Lowest Hospital Spending: Not Where You Think

2015 21 Dec

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, Yale University, University of Pennsylvania and the London School of Economics analysed the real prices that hospitals negotiate with private insurers. They found that hospitals that spend less on Medicare do not necessarily spend less on healthcare overall.  The researchers analysed 92 billion health insurance... Read more

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Accountable Care Organization Model Reduces Medicare Spending

2015 26 Sep

A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine reports that a new Medicare payment model reduced the number of times patients received services providing little or no health benefit.  The researchers analysed Medicare claims data before and after the initiation of the Medicare Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Program, an Affordable Care... Read more

IT Management

EHR Clinic Notes Need Redesign

2015 07 Sep

Electronic health record documentation tools, including the clinic note that recaps a patient's medical history, should be redesigned to better meet the needs of physicians, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine . Researchers from the University of Missouri noted that EHR documentation "mimicked"... Read more

Executive Health Management

Medicare: Drop in Mortality, Hospitalisation and Costs

2015 28 Jul

During 1999-2013, all-cause mortality and hospitalisation rates, along with inpatient expenditure per death, decreased for U.S. Medicare beneficiaries age 65 years or older, according to a new study published in JAMA . “Even though it is difficult to disentangle the specific reasons for improvement, it is clear that over the past 15 years there have... Read more