Tag: health insurance

Healthcare Payers and Providers: Combining Resources with Technology Players to Control Costs

Physician selecting which tech tool to improve resource management and patient care.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has brought about a lot of changes in the healthcare industry in the United States. One such instance is the requirement of plans sold through the Health Insurance Marketplace to cover treatment for pre-existing medical conditions. Because of this, payers can’t deny coverage to high-risk patients or charge them exorbitant […]

Summer 2019: Healthcare Updates to Know

Each season brings new changes and modifications to the healthcare industry. With summer here, we’ve highlighted important issues, healthcare coverage changes and advances in medical research. Cybersecurity Still Troubles the Industry The healthcare industry continues to be plagued by cybersecurity issues. A newly published 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report from Verizon found that of the […]

Spring 2019: Healthcare Updates to Know

A new season has arrived, and it brings new changes within the healthcare industry. To help keep you informed about these issues and how they may affect you, we’ve compiled the most important industry news. FDA Commissioner Resigns Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the 23rd commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration, recently resigned after […]

The Millennial Guide to Healthcare

Millennials differ from previous generations in the way they consume healthcare, and they tend to be cautious based on monetary concerns. For example, half of millennials admit to avoiding a doctor visit to save on funds. And that’s just the start. Other data shows: Only 67 percent of millennials have a primary care physician. Almost […]

Mandated Nurse-to-Patient Staffing Ratios: Benefits at the Bedside and Beyond

Safe patient care ratios have been a widely discussed topic with current legislation to address tight budgets and a shortage of qualified medical professionals, especially in nursing. A mandated nurse-to-patient ratio to control the maximum amount of patients a nurse can care for during a shift promotes quality care for patients and benefits the nursing […]

Consolidation in the Healthcare Industry

Mergers, acquisitions and other forms of consolidation in the healthcare industry are nothing new, but the increasing number of them occurring over the past few years is. Consolidation has increased noticeably since 2009 and doubled from 2011-2015. Statistics from Becker’s Hospital Review paint a clear picture of how consolidation has already shaped the healthcare industry: […]

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