Nursing home care can be delayed with community services
The cost of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder in terms of medical bills and lost productivity totals $50 billion a year, making it a condition payers can't afford to ignore.
Lack of insurance is seen as a major obstruction to healthcare equality, but it's certainly not the only obstacle
While not a panacea, emerging financial tools that facilitate members' interaction with the healthcare system--such as online treatment-cost estimators--hold the potential to become a truly effective technology that will help improve those problem areas.
In the alphabet soup of healthcare, nothing's garnering greater attention these days than accountable care organizations.
Insurers are no longer shy about letting members comment on care experiences
More data is better when it comes to health measurement and inspiration for wellness programs
Scorecard from the Commonwealth Fund notes stark gaps between best and worst performing states
Knowing what works will help the country direct its resources toward best buys in healthcare, according to economist Gail Wilensky
Drill into your own data to see whether and to what degree these national inpatient trends are occuring in your own area.