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 August 13, 2018

In the News: August 9–16

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This week: Hospitals’ investment in artificial intelligence is expected to increase; a study finds opioid prescribing decreases after physicians learn of a patient’s fatal overdose; and CMS proposes restructuring ACO...

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 August 6, 2018

In the News: August 2–9

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This week: Google continues its push into health care; CMS releases its 2019 inpatient payment final rule; and North Carolina’s transition to managed Medicaid will involve social determinants of health...

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 July 30, 2018

In the News: July 26–August 2

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This week: Health systems look to improve a fractured consumer experience; hospital-acquired conditions are declining; CMS proposes expanding site-neutral payment policy in 2019.

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 July 23, 2018

In the News: July 19–26

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This week: Variation in end-of-life expenditures for cancer patients; leading biotech companies targeting cancer with precision medicine; and inpatient utilization continues to slow.

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 July 16, 2018

In the News: July 12–19

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This week: A proposed patient safety database for ASCs; physician perspectives of MIPS in year 1 of MACRA; and the growing role of private equity in health care.

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 July 9, 2018

In the News: July 5–12

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This week: How Medicaid expansion affects community health centers and patient access; deadline extension for participation in BPCI Advanced; and a proposed Medicare Advantage experiment for APM qualification under MACRA.

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 June 25, 2018

In the News: June 21–28

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This week: States are creating ACOs for Medicaid recipients to control costs; AMA announced their opposition to Aetna–CVS Merger; and health systems are using technology solutions to appeal to consumers.

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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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