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Can palliative care save money?

Aug 20, 2015
Programs for the seriously ill have grown by more than 150 percent in 10 years.
Posted In: palliative care, illness, patient
A terminally-ill resident of the Hospice of Saint John is comforted in her bed in Lakewood, Colorado. Medicare has announced plans to reimburse doctors for end-of-life care discussions with patients.

Medicare to pay for end-of-life discussions

Jul 9, 2015
And private insurers usually follow Medicare’s lead.
Posted In: Medicare, doctors, patient, end of life care
Proper care for certain patients could save $300 billion annually, says consulting firm Oliver Wyman.

The challenge in pairing the sick with social services

Jun 23, 2015
In this corner of healthcare, it’s not one size fits all. It’s one size fits one.
Posted In: health care, patient, hospital, disease, Portland, caring for the 5/50s
Your chances of surviving any of four high-risk surgeries varies by 23 percent, depending on which hospital you choose.

Who pays for hospitals' high prices?

Jun 10, 2015
A new study sheds light on how hospitals make their money.
Posted In: hospitals, patient, compensation

Tallying the return investments in medical records

Apr 13, 2015
The feds say they aren't getting their money's worth.
Posted In: patient, federal government, data collection

Health companies eye predictive software for patient care

Mar 11, 2014
Many industry leaders think healthcare should be more like Burger King.
Posted In: ACA, Obamacare, technology, patient, care, Health