Hospital/Health-System Pharmacy Payers to pharma: Here’s what we’re missing in hep C drugs February 17, 2017 By Tracey Walker A Precision for Value survey highlights what can be done in order to encourage payers to ease coverage policies for these drugs in the next wave of HCV treatment. Seven ways the blocked Aetna-Humana merger affects the industry January 25, 2017 By Tracey Walker The proposed megamerger has been shot down. Find out what it means for healthcare execs. Four ways to reduce dangerous medical errors at your hospital Consider these tactics that analyze and address medical errors at a system level. Will Trump administration welcome CMS’ mandatory cardiac bundle? January 11, 2017 By Tracey Walker HHS secretary nominee Tom Price has voiced opposition to bundled payments. One expert talks about mandatory and the possibility of voluntary bundled payments. Five ways to close gaps in care and build a successful quality improvement program By deploying a proactive, year-round strategy that aligns data analytics with a focused approach for addressing gaps in care, your organization can turn routine quality measurement and reporting activities into a true strategic advantage by ensuring that quality measurably improves across key metrics. Four things to know about the 21st Century Cures Act December 14, 2016 By Tracey Walker The 21st Century Cures Act, a landmark medical research bill, offers healthcare executives a promising future. Eight ways Trump could change Medicaid December 11, 2016 By Tracey Walker Experts share their ideas on how President-elect Trump could change the single largest source of insurance in the country. Insurer's foundation heart initiative addresses cardiovascular disparities November 27, 2016 By Tracey Walker The Independence Blue Cross Foundation Healthy Hearts Initiative aims to improve survival rates for sudden cardiac arrest, increase CPR preparedness. Three concepts to consider for bundled payment success November 26, 2016 By Chip Howard The path to bundled payment success can be daunting. Here’s three universal concepts that will promote success under the various CMS models. Do retail clinics decrease emergency room visits? November 23, 2016 By Tracey Walker Retail clinics emerge as a way to satisfy the growing demand for healthcare created by the newly insured under the ACA, but contrary to expectations, they do not appear to be leading to meaningful reductions in low-acuity ED visits.