The Integrated Healthcare Association releases an analysis of California providers who take financial risk and the quality of their care.
A Commonwealth Fund post shows just how concentrated our provider and health plan markets have become.
A study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research examines the formation of health care teams and effects on productivity.
A study in Health Affairs finds that large health plans do negotiate lower prices from providers.
Research in Health Affairs finds rising dissatisfaction among the staff at federally qualified health centers.
Research carried in Health Affairs confirms that larger health plans do get lower prices from physicians.
A McKinsey Report describes the current status of the new wave of provider-owned health plans.
A Health Affairs article reports that quality measure collection and reporting activities impose substantial costs on physician practices.
Research published in the Journal of Health Economics finds that greater concentration in a hospital or insurer market leads to higher premiums.
A study in Health Affairs furthers the view that higher professional labor costs are one source of excess health spending in the United States, but not a major contributor.
The National Academy of Social Insurance issues a lengthy report on pricing power in health care markets.
A recent study finds that nurse practitioners and physician assistants can deliver routine cardiac care as well as physicians.
A new paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research examines a narrow network design for the Massachusetts state employees plan.
For the last fifty years the most fundamental tension in health care has been between the providers of health care and third-party payers. None of the reforms so popular today are likely to change that.
An InstaMed report gives interesting information on health care service payment trends, from both the provider and payer perspective.