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December 15, 2014 | Anthony Brino

The nation's largest insurer is starting a new bundled payment pilot in oncology with one of the most prestigious providers in the field, in an experiment they hope will be yield beneficial evidence and grounds for expansion.


September 25, 2014 | Anthony Brino

In bundled payments, where once there was so much promise, there is now conflicting evidence.


September 9, 2014 | Anthony Brino

Healthcare advocates for seniors are trying to stop a managed care expansion for the country's largest Medicare-Medicaid dual eligible population, in what could be a precedent for other states.


August 26, 2014 | Anthony Brino

A regional payer-provider dispute over costs and value is showing that troubles can arise amid efforts to design reforms and move away from fee-for-service.


August 4, 2014 | Anthony Brino

One of the largest Medicaid managed care expansions has been given the green light for what will be a test of reducing public-payer spending.


July 21, 2014 | Anthony Brino

The diabetes and obesity epidemics mean more Americans may suffer from heart disease before they turn 65, challenging payers to craft better intervention models that help prevent serious cardiovascular events and increased spending on acute care.


July 9, 2014 | Anthony Brino

UnitedHealthcare's bid to change financial incentives for oncologists has led to some promising, though somewhat mixed results.


June 13, 2014 | David Weldon

With population health management becoming a central focus for more healthcare providers, a growing number are considering adding a chief population health officer to the executive ranks.


June 11, 2014 | Richard Pizzi, Editorial Director

The value-based reimbursement model predicted by many to dominate the reimbursement market is also the one they say will be hardest to implement.


May 15, 2014 | John Andrews

Although accountable care organizations are still in their nascent stages, a few large provider groups and payers may be ahead of the curve on operations and performance.


March 25, 2014 | Anthony Brino

What's driving the highest per capita healthcare spending in the country? A half-decade's worth of government-funded research points to some contentious and perhaps uncomfortable trends.


February 27, 2014 | Mary Mosquera

The price of an initial inpatient stay explains almost all of the wide spending variation among hospitals on episodes of care, such as for knee or hip replacements, the National Institute for Health Care Reform has found. That finding is important for the move toward bundled payments.


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