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 June 18, 2018

In the News: June 14–21

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This week: Variation in BPCI Advanced’s readmission rates; the health care costs of treating chronic diseases in the US; and Congress is looking to address maternal health risks.

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 June 11, 2018

In the News: June 7–14

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This week: US suicide rates rise; primary care practices increasingly rely on nurse practitioners; and Medicare Advantage plans have more flexibility to offer nonmedical services.

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 June 4, 2018

In the News: May 31–June 7

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This week: CMS’s Comprehensive Primary Care initiative improved care delivery; the severity and price of ED visits has increased; and Best Buy’s new health care program targets seniors.

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 May 29, 2018

In the News: May 24–31

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This week: US fertility falls to a record low, Kaiser Permanente invests $200 million to fight homelessness and CMS denies Ohio’s individual mandate waiver.

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 May 21, 2018

In the News: May 17–24

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This week: The market for genetic tests shows rapid growth; patients’ challenges in accessing their own medical records; and ACOs are evaluating whether to renew their MSSP contracts.

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 May 14, 2018

In the News: May 10–17

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This week: Commercial insurers pay different prices for same services within hospitals; CMS’s new rural health strategy; and Americans are less confident in their ability to pay for health care.

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 May 7, 2018

In the News: May 3–10

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This week: Prevalence of autism continues to grow; HHS proposes yearlong delay of 340B rule on new drug prices; state health system performance varies widely by state

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 April 23, 2018

In the News: April 19–26

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This week: Telemedicine continues to thrive despite regulatory hurdles; patients’ growing use of online physician review sites; and health care private equity deals reached $42.6 billion in 2017

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 April 16, 2018

In the News: April 12–19

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This week: CMS final rule lets states define essential health benefits; health system expansion may result in patient safety risks; and the FDA approves the first autonomous AI medical device

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 April 9, 2018

In the News: April 5–12

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This week: association of neighborhoods with pediatric acute care; treatment costs of antibiotic-resistant infections; and meal-delivery programs and Medicare/Medicaid dual eligible health care utilization

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 April 2, 2018

In the News: March 29–April 5

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This week: US county differences in infectious disease mortality; a short-term care pilot program for addiction in Baltimore; and strong growth in urgent care center, retail clinic and telehealth claims

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 March 19, 2018

In the News: March 15–22

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This week: Hospitals continue to rapidly acquire physician groups; the potential impact of precision medicine partnerships; and 3-year results from Maryland’s all-payer hospital model

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 March 12, 2018

In the News: March 8–15

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This week: The value of minimally invasive surgery in the Medicare population; an insurer’s new payment policy for ED claims; and hospital-at-home programs

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 March 5, 2018

In the News: March 1–8

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This week: The impact of policy changes on coverage and premiums, a Colorado ED collaborative reduces opioid use in pain management, and Uber launches a medical transportation service

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