Aug 30, 2023
Defining Behavioral Health: Behavioral health disorders include both mental illness and substance-use disorders. Persons with behavioral health care needs may suffer from either or both types of conditions as well as physical comorbidities.
Jul 11, 2023
Commercial health insurer policies and administrative practices delay patient care, overburden clinicians and add unnecessary costs to the health care system, according to a new poll of health care consumers conducted by the Morning Consult.
Jul 11, 2023
Nurses report insurers' administrative requirements: 84% Delay patients' access to necessary care; 74% Reduce patients' quality of care; 63% Interfere with patients being transferred to the right care setting. Physicians report insurers' administrative requirements: 80% Affect their ability to…
Jun 26, 2023
Private equity, physician groups and health insurers have acquired the vast majority of physician practices during the last five years. Percentage of acquired physicians by type, 2019-2023. Private equity: 65%; Physician Medical Groups: 14%; Health Insurers: 11%; Hospitals and Health Systems: 6%;…
Jun 6, 2023
Americans depend on hospitals providing 24/7 access to care. Hospitals serve all patients, regardless of ability to pay. Hospitals serve as a safety net for vulnerable populations. Hospitals must have the resources to respond to local disasters. Medicare fails to pay its fair share of these costs.…
Feb 21, 2023
Millions of people living in rural areas depend on their community’s hospital as an important — and often the only — source of local care. Rural hospitals provide care close to home and serve as economic anchors in the areas they serve. But they face major challenges, and further federal support…
Nov 1, 2022
Certain commercial health insurer policies and administrative practices delay patient care, overburden clinicians and withhold critical payments from providers.
Sep 14, 2022
Hospitals and patients are seeking tools that support maternal health while offering greater convenience and efficiency, along with more comprehensive, culturally competent care. Digital solutions can support hospitals’ efforts as they work to improve patients’ outcomes and experiences.