Tag Archives: Care

Pittsburgh provider to offer ICU teleconsults to expand care

Allegheny Health Network, an 8-hospital delivery system based in the Pittsburgh area, is working with Mercy Health System’s telehealth program—Mercy Virtual—to deliver care services across Western Pennsylvania. At Allegheny, telehealth consultations for ICU patients will be available on a 24/7 basis to give complete coverage for all physicians, with intensivists conducting the consultations, says Chong… Read More »

Oak Street Health invests only in value-based care

Oak Street Health is all in on value-based care. The network of primary care providers has no fee-for-service reimbursement. Oak Street serves Medicare, Medicaid and dually-eligible members through full capitated risk payments. It takes the full premium through Medicare and Medicaid and then pays all of a patient’s downstream costs, from healthcare services through prescription… Read More »

As renewed debate over health care reform begins to simmer in Washington, can journalists give the topic the attention it needs?

Dec. 14th’s lower court ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional has again thrust health care back on the national agenda. It also gives journalists a chance to redeem themselves from what I have argued has been poor news coverage that helped fuel the public backlash against the law from the beginning. A lot… Read More »