Tag Archives: Cost

MGMA to ONC: consider cost, complexity of compliance with new interoperability rules

The Medical Group Management Association is the latest industry group to offer feedback to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services about their proposed interoperability rules. WHY IT MATTERSMGMA has big concerns about the cost, administrative burden the rules could put on physician practices, as well… Read More »

Novartis slaps $2M-plus pricetag on newly approved gene therapy Zolgensma—and cost watchdogs approve

Industry watchers have been speculating for months about just how high Novartis would price gene therapy Zolgensma on approval—and just how payers would cover it. And with the FDA’s green light, they now have an answer. The Swiss drugmaker will roll out the drug, a one-time treatment for pediatric patients less than 2 years of… Read More »

Losing patients to other providers can cost some healthcare facilities up to 10 percent of their revenue

Failure to manage referrals and patient leakage can result in a loss of revenue, and a new Fibroblast survey details the extent to which this is true, with 43 percent of health executives saying their organization is losing more than 10 percent of their revenue to patients going elsewhere for care. Meanwhile, 19 percent of… Read More »