September 23, 2019

In the News: Sept 19–26

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This week: Supplemental benefit adoption in Medicare Advantage plans, new payment model for SNFs, and strategic partnerships to improve quality and reduce costs.

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 August 19, 2019

In the News: Aug 15–22

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Care Coordination Remains a Manual Process A recent Fierce Healthcare article discusses a PointClickCare report regarding the inefficient methods of patient data sharing among acute and post-acute care facilities. According...

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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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 May 6, 2019

In the News: May 2–9

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This week: CMS's new primary care risk-sharing models; medically tailored meal programs are tied to fewer IP admissions; a new method for rare genetic disease causes in children.

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 February 11, 2019

In the News: Feb 7–14

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This week: Most of Cigna’s reimbursements now go to value-based models; Aetna partners with Apple to boost healthy living; and California workforce shortage prompts $3 billion plan.

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 December 4, 2018

In the News: Nov 29–Dec 6

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This week: CMS releases 4 section 1332 waiver concepts; a rise in drug overdoses and suicides contributes to declining life expectancy; and HHS finalizes 340B rule imposing price ceiling.

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 November 7, 2018

In the News: Nov 1–8

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This week: CMS continues site-neutral payment cuts in OPPS final rule; online cognitive behavioral therapy's potential to fill behavioral health services gaps; and FDA approves potent new opioid despite opposition.

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 May 7, 2018

In the News: May 3–10

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This week: Prevalence of autism continues to grow; HHS proposes yearlong delay of 340B rule on new drug prices; state health system performance varies widely by state

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