October 21, 2019

In the News: Oct 17–24

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This week: App-based service helps patients locate the “right” doctor; collaboration can aid rural health provider shortages; waste accounts for 25% of US health care spending

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 July 8, 2019

In the News: July 4–11

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This week: The correlation between patient portal access and utilization of health care resources; ridesharing for Arizona Medicaid patients; and the rise in death rates from nonopioids.

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 June 10, 2019

In the News: June 6–13

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This week: The impact of understaffed nursing units, how Medicaid expansion influenced cardiovascular mortality rates, and CVS Health plans to expand its health services.

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 April 15, 2019

In the News: Apr 11–18

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This week: BCBS of Texas will open primary care centers in 2020; morbidity data can help target opioid overuse interventions; and virtual health is now included in Medicare Advantage.

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 March 19, 2019

Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Crisis

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The provision of ongoing care throughout pregnancy has been shown to decrease complications, and several organizations have turned to virtual health technologies to improve access to care for pregnant women.

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 October 9, 2018

In the News: Oct 4–11

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This week: Primary care model will be scaled to new markets; the importance of strengthening rural hospitals and developing new access points for rural communities; and the Senate approves legislation...

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 July 9, 2018

In the News: Jul 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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 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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 April 2, 2018

In the News: Mar 29–Apr 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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