The deal also signals a doubling down on an ambulatory strategy to succeed under value-based care arrangements.
For many healthcare organizations, moving toward increased integration requires a tremendous shift in culture.
Optum’s recent acquisition of SCA has the potential to alter the outpatient surgery landscape more than any other transaction or piece of legislation in recent history.
CMS, state governments, and private companies are working to bring telehealth to the mainstream.
With the right framework in place, rationalization can position a health system to avoid duplication of services, ensure its services are delivered in the optimal setting, and reduce the overall cost of care.
The rising and unsustainable cost of healthcare that precipitated the ACA still persists.
CMS's final rules on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 offer guidance on interpreting the legislation.
The level of uncertainty around the future of the U.S. healthcare delivery system has made many consumers and providers skeptical of its near-term and future stability.
Health systems should not underestimate how data, and the insight it provides, is vital to an organization’s readiness for value.
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