Bundled payments expected to reward providers

December 01, 2008

CMS will begin demonstration projects to further test the promise of P4P by bundling payments for certain services as single case-rates

Retail ready: Is value enough to keep convenient retail clinics on a roll?

February 01, 2007

It would seem that any healthcare entity able to introduce lower costs and greater convenience would be welcomed with open arms, if not a genuine ticker-tape parade. Yet, walk-in retail clinics, new players built on low cost and convenience, are struggling to gain a national foothold, and experts aren't sure the new guy will even make it in the end.

Tech tools reduce labor costs for DM programs

November 01, 2006

For years, health plans have struggled to achieve one of their primary objectives: the ability to influence their members' healthcare habits and choices.