How are prescription drug prices determined?
Congress has put drug prices under its microscope. The scrutiny is new, but the conversation is the same: Drugmakers, pharmacy benefit managers and payers set prices but never explain how.
Quick Take: Action on drug pricing gets massive bipartisan support
Legislation to speed generic drugs to market, improving price transparency and boost competition could soon come to the House floor.
Growth in health spending slows to pre-ACA level
U.S. health spending hit $3.5 trillion in 2017, but the growth in spending slowed to levels seen before implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
How much physician burnout is costing your organization
Physician burnout has direct and indirect costs. Find out how to calculate the financial toll of burnout at your clinic, hospital or health system.
8 ways to improve health care price transparency
Meaningful price transparency is necessary if patients are to make value-based care decisions in choosing reasonably priced, high-quality care.
Meet your new safety and quality watchdog: the medical resident
Rather than making residents bystanders in QI projects, this health system is giving them a chance to shape innovation across the board.
HHS should withdraw proposed family-planning gag rule
The proposed regulation affecting Title X providers would interfere with the patient-physician relationship and deprive patients of information on the full range of family-planning options.
Ochsner Health System pursues high tech for high patient impact
Ochsner Health System uses high- and low-tech solutions—like artificial intelligence and letting patients sleep—to improve care and patient outcomes.
Payment & Delivery Models
Moving the U.S. health care system to a value-based approach
David Nash, MD, founding dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health in Philadelphia, looks at why health care needs to shift to a value-based approach.