The No Surprises Act Receives a Ruling

For now, legal battles surrounding the No Surprises Act have portions of the Act held up in court. What’s next?

OTC Hearing Aids Are Now in the Budget

After four years of inaction, the FDA is finalizing a rule to allow hearing aids without a prescription.

10 Years After HRRP, the Search for Super-User Solutions Continues

The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) has reduced readmission rates, but hospitals still struggle to find the most effective ways to serve their most frequent patients.

As Pandemic Persists, Healthcare Hazard Pay Proliferates

Faced with shortages of physicians and nurses, healthcare practices and health systems may find candidates increasingly inquiring about hazard pay.

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Two New Weight Loss Treatments Show Promise

Over the summer, the FDA approved Wegovy injections for chronic weight management, the first such drug approved since 2014. Manufactured by Novo Nordisk, the drug works by mimicking the hormone glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which helps regulate...

Self-Pay Revenue After the Pandemic

Think patient-friendly to get the best outcomes.

Exploring the Value of Patient Navigation

Patient navigation can benefit both patients maneuvering complex health systems and the health systems themselves, which often experience a high return on investment from navigation services.

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Could Your Oncology Software Get Hacked?

Just as in politics and the energy business, hacking hospital systems is on the rise — and it’s not just patient privacy that’s at risk. In April, a security breach of oncology and radiology system provider Elekta took the radiation systems of numerous...

The Anticipated Effects of COVID-19 on the Medical Cost Trend in 2021

The medical cost trend could rise as much as 10%, according to PwC’s Health Research Institute (HRI) annual report.

How Much Does It Cost?

More patients signing up for high-deductible healthcare plans calls for increased cost transparency and a common cost language.