[Blog] Anthem forces trend toward value care with policy to stop covering hospital outpatient CT scans and MRI (unless deemed medically necessary)
by Opal Greenway, Stroudwater Associates
[Blog] Healthcare Hunger Games #6: Long Row to Hoe – the American Health Care Act & Developing Proactive Health System Strategies
The era of increased federal spending for healthcare services is likely over.
[Blog] Healthcare Hunger Games #5: Rural Community Hospital Demonstration, Cost-Based Reimbursement, and Acting on Strategic Options
The bureaucratic state continues to move forward like a Netflix binge session.
[Blog] Healthcare Hunger Games #4: Vegas Vacation, Bubblegum, and the Georgia Rural Hospital Tax Credit Program
In Georgia, the state legislature concluded its 2017 legislative session by amending the 2016 session's Georgia Rural Hospital Tax Credit Program.
Hospital leaders should monitor modifications that HHS and CMS make to various rules and regulations that have been promulgated since the ACA's enactment.
After attempts at deal-making and vote delays, House Republican leadership and the Trump administration failed last week to convince enough Republican House members to support the American Health Care Act.
Hospital leaders understand that decisions made in Washington, D.C. eventually impact their communities and the hospitals that serve those communities.
Bridging the trust and knowledge gap between insurers and providers remains the stubborn challenge that it has been for decades...
The shift to a population health payment model dramatically changes the way providers are paid for their services. It also dramatically changes the way providers need to deliver services...
Several years ago I was on a strategy and operations engagement, working with a hospital about 25 miles away from a state penitentiary and two hours from its system hub in an impoverished and crime-ridden area...