January 18, 2019

In the News: Jan 17–24

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This week: Amazon’s machine learning service to enhance clinical decision making; Walgreens-Microsoft partnership to develop health care delivery models; Medicare Advantage enrollment grows to 22.4 million in 2019

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 December 17, 2018

In the News: Dec 13–20

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This week: Middle-income families see rising costs in employer insurance; chatbots gain traction in health care organizations; and US organ transplant rules change to prioritize severity over location.

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 November 15, 2018

In the News: Nov 8–15

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This week: Liquid biopsy tests for cancer care move into the mainstream; midterm elections prove consequential to Medicaid; and CVS Health to expand services into chronic disease management.

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 September 10, 2018

In the News: Sept 6–13

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This week: Low-acuity patients are increasingly seeking non-ED treatment; more than one-fifth of US adults report feelings of loneliness; and Medicare ACOs saved CMS $314 million in 2017.

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 August 6, 2018

In the News: Aug 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 23, 2018

In the News: Jul 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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 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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 April 23, 2018

In the News: Apr 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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