March 25, 2019

In the News: Mar 21–28

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This week: Specialized psychiatric EDs improve care and increase ROI; MedPAC recommends increase to IP/OP payment rates; and strategies in employers’ “health care playbook.”

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 January 14, 2019

In the News: Jan 10–17

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This week: Payment challenges to 340 payment rule continue; partnership is formed for aging population and post-acute care sites clinical platform; amount of NPs is increasing in rural and low-income...

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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 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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 October 22, 2018

In the News: Oct 18–25

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This week: Millennials seek alternative sites for primary care; ASC quality/safety grades will be published in 2020; and low-income patients forgo care more often in states without Medicaid expansion.

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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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 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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