How “Bundles” Are Transforming Healthcare

Perhaps the biggest problem with healthcare in the U.S. is that it’s structured around the way that providers offer services—each focused on one small part of the procedure, and billing ...

Late-in-life health care: Initiatives aim to cut costs while increasing quality

A medical bill is a shocker, even for those with insurance coverage. An emergency-room visit with multiple tests can cost as much as a car. Major surgery? Think mortgage-sized sums. The ...

New form of US healthcare saves money, improves quality, one insurer finds

In one of the largest tests of a novel way to deliver and pay for healthcare, insurer CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield announced on Thursday that 1.1 million people receiving care through ...

4 ways to evaluate alternative health coverage

Most of the uninsured have to wait five months for the next chance to seek coverage on the health care overhaul’s public exchanges. But that doesn’t mean they need to spend ...
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