November 4, 2019

In the News: Oct 31–Nov 7

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This week: Mobile clinics help tackle social determinants of health; oncologist shortage puts women’s health at risk; and Facebook launches Preventive Health

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 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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 October 7, 2019

In the News: Oct 3–10

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This week: Doctors aren’t confident they can get patients off opioids; venture capital fundraising grows for digital health companies; and rapid response surveys increase engagement in the ED

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 August 5, 2019

In the News: Aug 1–8

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This week: Cigna is expanding their Medicare Advantage offerings; the FCC plans to reform the Rural Health Care Program; and consumerism grows in the transition to value-based care.

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 July 29, 2019

In the News: July 25–Aug 1

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This week: CVS-Aetna launch a new SDOH platform; online check-ins may influence urgent care consumer patterns; and a study reflects a new approach to autism diagnosis.

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 May 13, 2019

In the News: May 9–16

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This week: UnitedHealthcare bundles payments for maternity care; CMS requires drug manufacturers to list prices in ads; and employed physicians outpace physician practice owners.

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 April 8, 2019

In the News: Apr 4–11

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This week: 1 in 7 commercially insured patients got surprise medical bills; pediatric providers embrace telehealth integration; and Leapfrog Group will issue quality ratings for ambulatory and OP surgical services.

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 February 25, 2019

In the News: Feb 21–28

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This week: Life spans increase with more PCPs; Tennessee’s maternal deaths largely preventable; and HIMSS covers consumerism, price transparency, interoperability.

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 February 18, 2019

In the News: Feb 14–21

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This week: Spending for individuals with commercial insurance at a record high; deep brain stimulation for treatment-resistant mood disorders; and younger patients’ dissatisfaction with traditional health care.

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 October 15, 2018

In the News: Oct 11–18

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This week: HDHPs’ financial burden on low-income, chronically-ill adults; private equity investment growth in orthopedic practices; and fragmented ambulatory care impact on patients with chronic conditions.

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