Quality Forum, Aledade Form New ACO
A Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum and Aledade Inc. partnership has formed a new Accountable Care Organization made up of independent primary care providers in small and mid-sized cities. ...Read More
|Quality Forum, Aledade Form New ACO|
A Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum and Aledade Inc. partnership has formed a new Accountable Care Organization made up of independent primary care providers in small and mid-sized cities.
|The Competing P’s: Provision & Payment|
Changing reimbursement for new models of care
First the good news … providers are generally excited about the idea of moving to more holistic, integrated care with a focus on prevention, quality and outcomes.
|Rural Hospitals Find ACO Help|
Two Louisiana hospitals are among more than 200 U.S. health systems that applied for $114 million in federal funds to help set up rural Accountable Care Organizations.
|PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Dani Bidros|
He’s a Braniac
At age 9, Dani Bidros moved to Lafayette, La. from Syria with his family. Growing up, his role model was older brother, Rafi, who became a plastic surgeon.
Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.
|Behind Higher Physician Fees, a Big Problem Lurks|
Joining forces with a like-minded, larger medical practice may afford economies of scale, but physicians should be aware that it could be at the expense of patients, who are becoming more cost conscious. Posted Thursday, July 2, 2015 10:40 am CDT
|Health IT Underused in Care Coordination|
The capabilities of health information technology tools aren't always aligned with physician priorities, research finds. And the care coordination activities that matter most to clinicians aren't ones that are best supported by health IT. Posted Thursday, July 2, 2015 7:11 am CDT
|FTC and DOJ May Spoil Mega-Mergers Among Payers|
Regulators at the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice will scrutinize any potential mega mergers among health insurance companies for signs of market dominance and the attendant risk of higher costs. Posted Thursday, July 2, 2015 7:05 am CDT
|House bill reduces spending boost for NIH|
House leaders on Thursday released an updated version of a medical cures bill that slightly reduces a funding increase for the National Institutes of Health. The latest changes to the bill were posted on the House Rules Committee website just... Posted Thursday, July 2, 2015 5:20 pm CDT
|Study: States have enacted 51 new abortion restrictions in 2015|
States have enacted 51 new abortion restrictions so far this year, according to a new report from the pro-abortion rights Guttmacher Institute. There have been more new restrictions so far this year than all of last year, the report finds,... Posted Thursday, July 2, 2015 3:25 pm CDT
|White House: Have you talked to your family about ObamaCare lately?|
The Obama administration wants you to bring a side of healthcare politics to your family picnic this weekend.After ObamaCare’s big win at the Supreme Court last week, federal health officials are serving up some tips about talking to family members... Posted Thursday, July 2, 2015 3:14 pm CDT