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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 October 1, 2018

In the News: Sept 27–Oct 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: Aug 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: Jul 26–Aug 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: Jun 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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