February 11, 2019

In the News: Feb 7–14

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This week: Most of Cigna’s reimbursements now go to value-based models; Aetna partners with Apple to boost healthy living; and California workforce shortage prompts $3 billion plan.

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 February 4, 2019

In the News: Jan 31–Feb 7

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This week: 2018 was a record year for health care services M&A; the impact of urgent care centers on nonemergent ED demand; and the impact of sport-related concussions in youth.

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 January 28, 2019

In the News: Jan 24–31

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This week: Kaiser Permanente announces housing insecurity initiatives; spending on chronic disease treatment has been a good investment; and ACOs differ in segmenting high-cost, high-need patients.

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 January 18, 2019

In the News: Jan 17–24

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This week: Amazon’s machine learning service to enhance clinical decision making; Walgreens-Microsoft partnership to develop health care delivery models; Medicare Advantage enrollment grows to 22.4 million in 2019

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 January 14, 2019

In the News: Jan 10–17

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This week: Payment challenges to 340 payment rule continue; partnership is formed for aging population and post-acute care sites clinical platform; amount of NPs is increasing in rural and low-income...

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 December 17, 2018

In the News: Dec 13–20

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This week: Middle-income families see rising costs in employer insurance; chatbots gain traction in health care organizations; and US organ transplant rules change to prioritize severity over location.

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 December 10, 2018

In the News: Dec 6–13

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This week: Only half of open jobs in health care are being filled; telestroke services in rural areas have increased; and neonatal telehealth programs reduce transfers to neonatal NICUs.

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