Accountable Care

July 23, 2015 | Anthony Brino

The public health pitch for making Medicare available at 50 comes with some strong evidence and business opportunity for population health.

July 22, 2015 | Anthony Brino

Amid a planned acquisition by Aetna, Humana is still going forward with new models, including an expanded deal with one of several promising primary care ventures.

July 22, 2015 | Anthony Brino

Primary care incentives for ACOs may not be strong enough to accomplish the goals of improving patient experiences, population health and high costs.

July 21, 2015 | Anthony Brino

With a progressive CEO and culture and a huge merger in the works, Aetna is promising to help reinvent healthcare. Yet it is still up against the long-term unknowns about what will constitute truly sustainable healthcare.

July 21, 2015 | Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News

Even though most people now take some steps to communicate their end-of-life wishes, many may still receive more intensive care than they would have wished.

June 19, 2015 | Anthony Brino

Fallon Health is departing from Massachusetts’ Medicare-Medicaid managed care program, another sign that the sought-after benefits and savings will be hard to achieve.

June 9, 2015 | Anthony Brino

If the economics of running a health plan require the big to get bigger, it also seems that new models for services, risk and profits are needed.

June 8, 2015 | Anthony Brino

With near-universal health insurance and an impetus to make healthcare affordable, health systems starting their own insurance plans believe this time is different.

May 26, 2015 | Anthony Brino

Jay LaBine, MD, is a surgeon working at the forefront of America’s changing healthcare economy, the provider-sponsored health plan.

May 20, 2015 | Anthony Brino

The trajectory of cancer care is so costly and problematic that insurers are flocking in droves to the federal government’s multi-payer alignment experiment.

May 5, 2015 | Anthony Brino

Cigna is seeing benefits from its variety of accountable care in obstetrics and gynecology, and is on track to expand the model.

May 1, 2015 | Anthony Brino and Henry Powderly

Unlike many local and state governments with steadily rising healthcare costs and a looming Cadillac tax, Houston is saving a fair amount with an accountable care network and wellness program.

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