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The New Year Comes Bearing Gift: Transparency in Hospital Prices

A new federal healthcare rule will require hospitals to publicly post prices for every service they offer. Not only that, but they also need to break down those prices by component and procedures. What it means… The Transparency in Coverage rule helps patients choose where to go for healthcare, with the matter of price under […]

Risk-Based Payments in Healthcare – The Benefits

What is Risk-Based Payment? A risk-based payment model works to help healthcare providers offer better and more efficient care. Often termed as risk-based payer contracts, this model demands a certain fee from patients that goes to the provider. After that, the providers are responsible to treat the condition of the patient within a budget. There […]

Impact of Integrated Health Systems in U.S.

Health care delivery in the United States is a matter of concern to many. It is not only complex but also problematic – costly, short on quality, and inequitable. However, a team of researchers might have found a remedy to the problem. They have found a potential remedy in integrated health systems, a type of […]

5 Possible Reasons for Soaring Healthcare Cost in the U.S.

The United States has one of the highest healthcare costs in the world. With time it shows no signs of slowing down, and it seems that the trend will continue in the upcoming years. A recent report from the Health Affairs showed that the health expenditures of the country are likely to increase at an […]

The Difference Between For-Profit Hospitals and Non-Profit Hospitals

The healthcare industry has witnessed a notable increase in the number of for-profit hospitals in the recent times. Additionally, more and more non-profit hospitals are making inquiries on how they can become an investor-owned financial model. Currently, the non-profit to for-profit ration in the U.S. is 3:1. However, the trend seems to be changing. Therefore, […]