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As out-of-pocket costs rise, patients seek value and convenience

Consumers are assuming more and more responsibility for their healthcare costs — higher deductibles and growing out-of-pocket costs. As a result, they are starting to ask about the value and convenience they receive in return. This...

source: By Christina Thielst
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More than 90 percent of hospitals across the country make patients’ medical record available online, according to a new report from the American Hospital Association. Most of them also make it possible for patients to perform related tasks, such as download information,...

source: Healthcare IT News

The 2016 Annual National Institute will be held at Ceasar's Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, from Oct. 5-7....

source: AAHAM

A new mandatory program the CMS proposed would make hospitals in 98 markets financially accountable for the cost and quality of all care associated with bypass surgery and heart attacks. "We think it's important to keep pushing forward on delivery system reform," Dr. Patrick...

source: Modern Healthcare

Nearly 6 in 10 hospitals last year experienced an unplanned EHR disruption that made their EHR unavailable to hospital staff, but hospitals appeared to be mostly prepared to handle such disruptions, according to a report on...

source: Becker's Hospital Review

The U.S. Department of Justice filed suit this month to block two proposed mega-mergers of health insurance giants Aetna with Humana and Anthem with Cigna, claiming the consolidations would stifle competition and innovation and lead to higher costs for healthcare consumers...

source: HealthLeaders Media

A wave of mergers in many sectors of the economy over the last several decades has significantly reduced competition and hurt consumers. That’s why the lawsuits filed by the Department of Justice and state attorneys general in federal court challenging two big heath...

source: The New York Times

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