Tag Archives: hospitals

AHIP wants more oversight over consolidation of hospitals and physicians

A major cause of rising healthcare costs is vertical consolidation among providers, the America’s Health Insurance Plans told a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee by statement. When more and more of a region’s doctors and medical experts work for the same hospital or health system, the price for services provided by the acquired physicians increase by an… Read More »

Why Hospitals Should Fear Blue Cross Primary Care Centers

In this photo taken Wednesday, July 17, 2013, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina employees help potential customers outside a trailer at the downtown farmer’s market in Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina’s largest health insurer is visiting fairs and ASSOCIATED PRESS As if hospitals and health systems didn’t have enough emerging threats with big well… Read More »

Why analytics can offer a helping hand at safety net hospitals

Congress’ recent directive to Medicare to ease the burden of hospital readmission penalties on safety net hospitals that serve low-income patients was definitely a step in the right direction. After all, once patients with high social needs are discharged, there is much that’s outside the hospital’s control. It isn’t fair to penalize providers when they… Read More »