Posts filed under ‘Healthcare innovation’

American Healthcare Consumers’ Opinions Regarding Healthcare Depends on the Questions Asked


American Consumers’ Opinion Regarding the Affordable Care Act and the Individual Mandate that Would Charge Each Person for Not Obtaining Health Insurance Depends on the Understanding of the Question Being Asked.

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Continue Reading April 23, 2015 at 11:15 AM Leave a comment

A Different Type of Elderly Living Facility -The Movement Away from Traditional Nursing Homes


A new type of geriatric living facility is catching on. “Project Green Homes” are an alternative way of approaching elderly care. With more community-based living and less regimented schedules, residents are seeing improvements in their health and happiness.

Continue Reading April 21, 2015 at 1:14 PM Leave a comment

The Number of American Deaths Due to Hospital Acquired Conditions


Since 2010, many improvements have been made to protect the safety of patients during their stay in hospitals. This has not only saved the healthcare industry billions of dollars but, more importantly, has saved the lives of over 50,000 people.

Continue Reading April 13, 2015 at 11:50 AM Leave a comment

A Controversial Topic- End of Life Cost of Care Reduced in Hospice


On average, hospice saves $8,700 (12%) in cost of care per patient during the last year of life. Hospice reduces the need for hospitalizations and intensive care unit stays.

Continue Reading April 8, 2015 at 11:06 AM Leave a comment

Compensation Specialists Via Episodic Payments Lowers the Cost of Care, According to Study


Compensating oncologists via episodic payments lowers the cost of care significantly compared to FFS payment.

Continue Reading March 30, 2015 at 3:08 PM Leave a comment

How Many Americans are Skipping Suggested Medical Attention Because of Cost?


Americans are paying more out-of-pocket costs for health care now than any other time in the past decade. At least one out of five Americans from ages 19-64 delays or completely avoids medical attention because of the cost of their deductible and co-insurance.

Continue Reading March 27, 2015 at 11:09 AM Leave a comment

Is the Average Worker’s Earnings Enough to Pay for Healthcare?


Healthcare insurance premiums have increased throughout the past 15 years at a higher rate than inflation or workers’ earnings, which may deter access to the healthcare system for both the workers and their families.

Continue Reading March 26, 2015 at 4:56 PM Leave a comment

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