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 October 1, 2018

In the News: September 27–October 4

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This week: Physician-group ACOs produced savings for Medicare; Medicaid spending reached $592.2 billion in 2017; and a population health collaborative reduced the hospitalization rate for heart attacks.

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 August 27, 2018

In the News: August 23–30

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This week: Disrupters top list of health care’s most influential people; new cervical cancer screening recommendations give women more screening options; and the level of exposure to out-of-network claims for...

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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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 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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 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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 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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 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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 October 18, 2017

In the News: October 12–18

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This week: The end of cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers, the impact of high-deductible health plans on utilization and cost reduction, and increases in US obesity rates

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 April 12, 2017

In the News: April 6–12

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Sg2 is dedicated to helping our clients interpret the latest news and trends in health care. Below you’ll find our analysis of this week’s key industry headlines, along with links...

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 March 22, 2017

In the News: March 16–22

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Sg2 is dedicated to helping our clients interpret the latest news and trends in health care. Below you’ll find our analysis of this week’s key industry headlines, along with links...

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 March 1, 2017

In the News: February 23-March 1

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Sg2 is dedicated to helping our clients interpret the latest news and trends in health care. Below you’ll find our analysis of this week’s key industry headlines, along with links...

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