In case you missed it, here are some updates on what is going on in the world of healthcare.
“In contrast, 41 percent of payments were based on volume rather than quality and efficiency, two hallmarks of value-based care.”
“To make care more accessible and affordable, CVS Health will introduce new medical cost reduction programs to avoid rehospitalizations and improve medication adherence.”
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“The study aims to help policymakers and regulators focus in on markets where mergers may negatively impact both patients and providers, as well as to identify markets where closer monitoring of post-merger effects may be warranted.”
“Also, brand matters. Consumers value the reputation of the hospital/health system, with 68 percent rating it extremely or very important in provider selection.”
“Culturally, we are much more interested in health, wellness and fitness than ever before.”
“Of the estimated 216 provider-sponsored health plans, 94 percent fall into the small and medium business category.”