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Aetna, Riverside Health System Form Accountable Care Organization, Introduce New Products

<b>Aetna, Riverside Health System Form Accountable Care Organization, Introduce New Products</b><p>NEWPORT NEWS, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) today …

4 Health-Care Buzzwords You Need to Know

Change is here, with more on the way, in the world of health care. And with all of this change, there are plenty of new terms and buzzwords floating …

Transforming Health Care Through Radical Transparency

It’s not every day that you hear a CEO of a major company complimenting Obamacare—even grudgingly. But this morning Jonathan Bush, Chairman and CEO of Athena Health [ATHN] was on CNBC’s Squawkbox singing the praises of the radical transparency being generated by Obamacare and the savings it will …

It’s Time for Episode-Based Health Care Spending

There is widespread agreement that if the United States is to achieve sustainable levels of health care spending, it must make greater use of payment mechanisms that reward physicians, hospitals, and health systems for the results achieved. The vexing question is how best to make this …

Building an Accountable Care Organization

Suppose for a moment that you are an administrator in an organization that provides health care and your job is on the line for delivering both savings and improved care. Because you want to be part of the solution to the health-care-cost problem, you have signed contracts with payers that reward …

Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations: Lessons from Year 1

In the three months since their release, the initial results of Medicare’s Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program have generated divergent interpretations by analysts and policymakers. Some have pointed to savings and quality improvements in the first year as evidence that the program …

Redefining the Patient Experience with Collaborative Care

It’s a common patient complaint about the people involved in their care: “Sometimes the left hand doesn’t seem to know what the right hand is doing. I don’t feel everyone is working together.” To address this issue, nurses at ThedaCare employed lean techniques to create a patient-centered, …

The Health Effects of Eating Raw Garlic Daily | Healthy Eating | SF Gate

Snacking on pita chips and garlicky hummus not only tastes good, but is good for you, too. Garlic is a natural source of many phytonutrients that may help improve heart health, reduce risk of cancer and fight off infection. However, to get the most benefits from garlic, you need to eat it raw, …

Only 23 Have Signed Up through Health-Care Exchanges in South Dakota

The FBI on Monday seized thousands of documents from Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's Rockefeller Center office and his New York residence after federal …

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The World Health Organization Declares Air Pollution an Official Carcinogen

It’s official – air pollution causes cancer. The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) just announced that …

Replacing Employer Coverage With a Marketplace Health Plan - Consumer Reports News

<b>Bad news:</b> The New Jersey marketplace is only accessible by going through Healthcare.gov, the federal site, which is not working at well right now. …

How Working Against Your Circadian Rhythm Affects Your Health

Whether you're a morning person or a night owl, The New York Times points out that when you try to live and work outside of that preference you might …